The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Friday that it was ending its declaration of Covid-19 as a global health emergency. The White House has announced that the US public health emergency will end on May 11. While it is encouraging to see a return to many “normal” activities of daily living. However, it is important to note that the virus continues to spread and evolve. It is important for those living with scleroderma or a related condition to continue to maintain a reasonable level of caution. This includes regular handwashing, wearing a mask in crowded public spaces, and following CDC guidance for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
You can learn more about the Foundation Medical and Scientific Advisory Board recommendations at https://scleroderma.org/health-and-safety/.