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We are committed to delivering our mission during the COVID-19 outbreak and will keep you up to date on our support of the epilepsy community. You will also find helpful resources and information related to the outbreak and the epilepsy community.
Our St. Paul team is working remotely and available using electronic methods. We continue to provide programming and services to our entire service area including all of Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. The entire Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) team is committed to staying in contact and keeping you up to date on our response plan for COVID-19. The health and well-being of the epilepsy community is our top priority. Please use this page to stay updated with EFMN as we work on communicating important news and information to the community.
If you have questions about any of these updates please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.779.0777. We will continue to provided updates through our website and social media accounts.
We welcome individuals, friends, and families who are impacted by epilepsy to connect and share with one another the experiences, thoughts, and resources that have taken part in your epilepsy journey. In order to ensure we can provide the best experience possible, we need a few things from you. Before
Stay connected during this “safe at home” time and join EFMN’s Teen Connect Group for a virtual gathering and hang out! Teens (13-18 years old) living with epilepsy are invited to sign in to play games, share recommendations, and more while creating connections with peers from across MN, eastern ND,
One in ten people will have a seizure in their lifetime. Do you know how to recognize a seizure and respond to one? This training will cover how to recognize a seizure and be able to distinguish this from other behaviors, increase knowledge about the prevalence of seizures among the
While the office is closed, staff will work remotely and continue to offer resources and support.
On April 7, EFMN hosted a Virtual Community Gathering where we spoke to health professionals about epilepsy and COVID-19, as well as gave updates on program events. If you were not able to join us for the gathering, you can view the video here.
Connect Groups will be moved to be virtual meetings.
Seizure Trainings are available to be held virtually. These FREE trainings are offered to any school, workplace, community group, or organization. If you are interested in hosting a training or would like more information, please fill out this form.
Information Services will continue to provide free, one-on-one support for all people affected by epilepsy during this time.
Call 651.287.2303 to speak to a staff member, Monday-Friday during business hours.
Fill out the online form to request information on epilepsy.
Access information about treatment options, seizure recognition and response, advocacy, and general epilepsy facts.
Call 800-332-1000 for urgent support after hours. (Español 866-748-8008)
Additionally, the Epilepsy Foundation has been updating its website on news and information. Concerns About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Epilepsy provides a helpful Q&A section regarding COVID-19 and epilepsy. (Download COVID-19 and Epilepsy FAQ Document)
Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and others.
Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
For more advice and latest information about COVID-19, visit the World Health Organization.
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