Safety for Cancer Patients during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Your health and safety is our top priority during your cancer treatment and the current public health alert for COVID-19. We are actively treating patients and accepting new patients.
Our enhanced safety measures, guided by the CDC, ASTRO and UF Health, are in place to make it possible for you to receive high-quality radiation oncology care, including proton therapy.
- All patients and staff members are required to self-screen before entering the building.
- By entering the building, you confirm that you can answer NO to the following questions:
- Do you have shortness of breath, a new cough, fever, diarrhea or flulike symptoms?
- Have you been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
Personal Protective Equipment
- Every patient and caregiver is required to wear a face mask (no cloth) while in the building. Masks will be provided, if needed.
- All staff members wear a mask.
Limiting Visitors and Caregivers
- No more than two visitors per patient.
Arrive for appointments 15 minutes in advance and, upon completion, exit the building promptly.
While in the building, observe safe distancing.
Support group meetings are temporarily suspended.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
- All high-touch surfaces are frequently cleaned and disinfected.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers are conveniently placed throughout the building.
- All patients, caregivers, and staff members are reminded to practice good hand hygiene.