A timely fact sheet with Information about COVID-19 for people living with chronic HBV and HCV has been posted by a coalition of organizations in Australia called Hepatitis Australia. Although there is limited information about the specific effect of COVID-19 on those living with viral hepatitis, the fact sheet provides practical advice on what to do and how to protect yourself during this difficult time when so much is still unknown.
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has created “Clinical Insights for Hepatology and Liver Transplant Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This document provides data and insights on COVID-19 and how it may affect hepatologists and liver transplant providers and their patients.
The Hepatitis B Foundation recommends that you follow guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep you, your family and your community safe.
Out of an abundance of caution, and in line with state and federal recommendations, the Hepatitis B Foundation staff is currently teleworking until at least April 1, and monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily. We are 100% business as usual, with a few notable exceptions:
- We are changing the format of the 2020 Crystal Ball Gala. Instead of a face-to-face event, we will have our first ever “Virtual Pajama Gala!” Stay tuned for more details, as this event will be the most inclusive event we’ve ever hosted!
- We are restricting visitors to our physical location and following all state and federal recommendations to keep our staff and community healthy.
- We are postponing all community events and switching scheduled in-person meetings to remote when possible.
- We are still responding to telephone calls to our helpline, but you will need to leave a voice message at 215-489-4900. We will return your call as soon as we can. During this time, it is best to email your hepatitis B questions to the helpline at email@example.com.
We recommend that you follow guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep you, your family and your community safe.