The Encephalitis Society, which is based on Castlegate, Malton, is continuing its work supporting people affected by the condition.
Staff will be working remotely where possible during the Covid-19 outbreak and the charity has also made the decision to postpone several events due to take place over the next three months.
The charity fields support requests from all over the world and has launched a live blog to update its followers and share useful information about Coronavirus which can be seen at https://www.encephalitis.info/blog/blog-covid-19
Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society, said: “These are extremely tough times for everyone but, like so many others, we are determined to rise to the challenge.
“We are continuing to provide support and reassurance to our members and are tightening our belts in what will be a difficult time financially.
“We would like to wish everyone the best of luck, especially our professional members who are on the frontline in treating patients and searching for a vaccine.”