With regards to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, Cancer Lifeline is currently following the lead of the Public Health department and the local community hospitals and how they impose limits upon their community education programs, under which Cancer Lifeline classes and support groups fall.
To date, most of our hospital partners have recommended canceling their community education programs, with the exception of Virginia Mason Cancer Institute (in both Seattle and Federal Way).
We will continue to offer our programs as scheduled.
Individuals are encouraged to stay home if they are not feeling well, or feel feverish, or have cold or flu symptoms.
We want to encourage the use of our telephone Lifeline (206-297-2500 or 1-800-255-5505) and internet chat (M-F 9am – 5 pm via cancerlifeline.org) features for emotional support for those we serve who have compromised immune systems or just feel too much anxiety about the public health risks.