Please use this page to stay updated with the impacts and programming adjustments due to COVID-19.
March 25 - Community Email
During these unprecedented times, we wish you, your family and friends, good health and well-wishes. We have a few updates, we wanted to share with you at this time.
- Earlier today, Governor Little issued a state-wide 'stay-at-home' order. This order is effective immediately and will be in place for at least 21 days. More information about this order will be available on the official COVID-19 webpage for Idaho.
- We have provided some useful resources and some fun activities that you can do at home. See below for this information.
- The National Hemophilia Foundation has and will continue to provide regular updates and webinars for all members of the community. If you missed last Friday's webinar, please watch it now. It has great information from our CEO, Dr. Valentino regarding how COVID-19 affects the bleeding disorder community.
Townhall, this Friday, 3/27 at 1 pm
We will host our first virtual meet-up this Friday, 3/27 at 1 pm. Please join Michael Krieger, Executive Director, for community updates and check-in. We will use the platform zoom for the call. Any questions, please contact us!
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March 16 - Community Email
As we learn, receive updates, and navigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community and around the country and world, it is possible to get overwhelmed by the news. NHF Idaho continues to focus on supporting our community members. In the news we continue to hear the plea for “Social Distancing”. I believe that this practice imperative, but do not wish for it to turn into social isolation. We are a strong knit community and my hope is during times like this our community-focused foundation can really shine.
NHF Idaho is committed to the well-being of our members and providing avenues for community connection. In consultation with communication and guidance from the National Hemophilia Foundation, Center for Disease Control, and Idaho Department of Health and Wellness, we have adjusted the schedule for programming for the next 8 weeks, through May 9, 2020. The events impacted are as follows:
- April 17 – World Hemophilia Day: We are working with our sponsor to re-imagine how this event will be presented to the community. More information will be sent out once a decision has been made. We will not have a localized educational dinner, as once planned.
- April 18 – Bloody Mary Mix-Off: This event will be postponed to a date later in the 2020 year. The chapter will monitor this public health concern for the next few weeks to determine if this event will happen in Summer or Fall 2020. If you have already purchased your tickets, be on the lookout for separate email communication. All purchased tickets will be honored for the new date.
- May 2 – Canvas & Cupcakes: This event is postponed indefinitely.
- All Board and Committee meetings will be transitioned to a teleconference platform.
As of now, our events after May 9 are planned as scheduled. We will update you if new information is presented to us that may impact those events.
Looking for ways to support? We ask that you stay connected with each other (social media, email, call, text) and get involved with any modified programming that we provide for the community.
Through this all, NHF Idaho continues to focus on supporting our community members; we are here to be a resource. If you need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to us. In an effort to streamline our support we ask that you email email@example.com so Marlyn or I do not miss an email.
Here are some local and national COVID-19 resources that you may find useful: