COVID-19 Community Notice
March 25, 2020
With the coronavirus pandemic evolving so quickly, we must all do what we can to slow the spread of the virus. The health and safety of Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) staff, partners, and the broader brain injury community is our priority, and we are closely monitoring updates from the WHO, CDC, NIH, and state health departments.
We want to assure you that BIAA remains open and fully operational. Staff are working remotely during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, to ensure minimal disruption to our services. During this time, we will continue to advocate for legislation that benefits individuals with brain injury, provide support through our National Brain Injury Information Center, educate professionals to improve the quality of care, and seek cures for chronic brain injury through BIAA-funded research.
We understand the impact that COVID-19 has on the communities we serve, so we are taking steps to support you in the following ways:
- We created a centralized list of state resources with accurate information about COVID-19 and the recommendations of local health departments in your state.
- We launched the #13DayswithBIAA campaign to support members of our community who are feeling isolated or anxious.
- We are fighting for Traumatic Brain Injury Act appropriations and funding for legislation impacting individuals with disabilities. To keep up with BIAA’s policy work on a weekly basis, click here to sign up for Policy Corner.
- We are working with all our partners to get important brain injury programming delivered virtually since so many in-person programs have been cancelled or postponed.
- We are convening weekly meetings for healthcare providers across the country to help them share best practices for managing COVID-19 in post-acute brain injury rehabilitation.
As always, we are committed to making decisions that are best for the individuals, families, and brain injury professionals we serve. We are thankful for your partnership and support, now and always. Please stay safe and healthy, and thank you for being a valued member of the BIAA community.