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Next Meeting: Cancelled

A Message from the President

March 16, 2020

Dear Ostomy Friends;

Under the present serious circumstances with the Coronavirus pandemic, we will not be holding our Support Group meeting on Tuesday, March 24th. We will monitor the situation and keep in touch with you about future meetings when it is safe for all to attend.

Meanwhile, I want to share helpful information with you from the United Ostomy Association of America which is monitoring all ostomy-related subjects on the national level. Click here: www.ostomy.org/coronavirus-effects-on-the-ostomy-community/

Your best sources for factual information on the coronavirus pandemic and how it affects Florida residents are:

National: The Center for Disease Control - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

To receive email updates from the CDC submit your email address on: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#spreads

Florida: Florida Department of Health www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and conditions/COVID-19/ Email: COVID-19@flhealth.gov. Dedicated call center: 866-779-6121, answered Monday-Friday 8 am to 8 pm.

County Health Department: To find your county health department visit: www.floridahealth.gov/all-county-locations.html.

On national news conferences, we recommend watching the news conference in its entirety on C-SPAN channels, if you have access, to avoid biased, political spin on the news.

Stay well and feel free to call us if we can be of assistance with any of your ostomy problems.

Sincerely,
Hal Spaet, President

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