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Mended Hearts and COVID-19

  • 1.  Mended Hearts and COVID-19

    Posted 03-12-2020 15:35
    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to pass along this information that has been sent to all members and posted on our Facebook. Also, we might see some new faces here in the community and I look forward to sharing with them. You all are amazing and I know they will find a great home here.

    Dear members, family, friends, and supporters

    Mended Hearts has been following the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) information released from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). On Tuesday, March 10, the CDC released a recommendation that all individuals who are over the age of 60, or have an underlying health condition, such as cardiovascular disease, should take extra precautions to protect themselves from the virus.

    The CDC recommends if you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:

    • Stock up on supplies and medications
    • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others
    • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often
    • Avoid crowds as much as possible
    • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel
    • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed

    The Mended Hearts' main priority is to protect our members, visitors, and those patients and families we serve. Therefore, after careful consideration, The Board of Directors for The Mended Hearts, Inc has issued the following temporary policies:

    Effectively immediately, all patient and family in-person visits will be temporarily suspended in all chapters and groups across the nation

    Effective immediately, all monthly support, educational meetings, and events will be temporarily suspended in all chapters and groups across the nation

    The Mended Hearts, Inc Board of Directors will reassess the situation weekly and communicate updates to our membership. Our hope is that this is a short-term situation that will resolve itself.

    Until we lift the suspension on in-person visits and gatherings, Mended Hearts will continue to provide support in other ways. Please know that Mended Hearts is still here, and still working to inspire hope and improve the quality of life of heart patients and their families.

    Ways that we can provide support currently:

    Join us on our online discussion board, where you can talk to others just like you: https://connect.mendedhearts.org/home

    Call us to be connected to a supporter in your area: 1-888-HEART-99

    Email us at info@mendedhearts.org to be connected via email to someone

    Follow us here Facebook

    During this temporary hold on in-person connection, Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts will still be here, still providing comfort and support. We look forward to gathering again.

    Sincerely,

    The Mended Hearts, Inc Board of Directors


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    Andrea Baer
    Grapeville PA
    (724) 396-7820
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