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COVID-19 (the coronavirus) Response

The Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA (EAWCP) is committed to doing its part to prevent, stop and control the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. In response to growing concerns about the community transmission of coronavirus COVID-19:

  • The EAWCP has temporarily closed its office locations in Pittsburgh and Camp Hill. Our staff will continue to be available to assist you via phone and email. You can call the EAWCP at 800-361-5885 or email the Association at staff@eawcp.org.

These actions are in response to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as public policy and health policy leaders across Pennsylvania and the nation.


About COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is an emerging respiratory disease and there is much that we still do not know about COVID-19, its transmission, clinical course and the populations most at risk of the disease. To learn more about the spread of COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

In the meantime, it is also important to point out that to date, we have had few confirmed cased of the coronavirus COVID-19 in western and central PA. The EAWCP encourages everyone to continue to monitor this situation carefully and to participate in the preventative measures that can help to limit and spread of COVID-19 in the community. The CDC recommends the following precautions for everyone:

  • Wash hands often, with soap and warm water and for at least 20 seconds.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Practice Social Distancing (no handshaking, no hugging or kissing when greeting friends or acquaintances, stay at least 3-6 feet from the other people who are in the same room with you).
  • If you or someone you care for is feeling ill, stay home. Do not go to work, school, day care, your place of worship, etc.
  • If you feel ill and you have shortness of breath, seek medical attention from your personal physician.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience closures or cancellations may cause your family. The EAWCP is confident that you understand the need for compliance and cooperation with the request to curb the potential spread of coronavirus.