SAFETY DURING COVID-19
As COVID-19 imposes restrictions on how we live, many people understandably postponed or continue to postpone cancer screenings because of their fear of contracting the virus—but vaccinations are increasing daily, reducing risks of being exposed to the novel coronavirus.
Medical centers, doctor’s offices and screening facilities are open and clinicians are working hard to keep their staff and patients protected. Safety protocols include following the detailed COVID-19 safety guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They include steps screening facilities can take like mask wearing and frequent testing to ensure patients are safe when they are screened for cancer.
HOW ARE SCREENING FACILITIES KEEPING YOU SAFE?
Facilities are frequently testing staff and patients for COVID-19.
Face coverings must be worn at all times by staff and patients.
The number of visitors other than patients or caregivers is limited.