Safety for Cancer Patients during the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 20, 2020
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 asked to self-screen for fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath before coming to the building.
- All patients and staff members arriving at the building are given a temperature check, screened for symptoms, and asked about their recent travel.
Personal Protective Equipment
- Every patient and caregiver is asked to wear a fabric face covering or mask while in the building.
- All staff members wear a mask.
Limiting Visits and Caregivers
- Limit of one caregiver per patient during consult appointments only.
- Additional caregivers are asked to remain outside for all other appointments.
- No children under the age of 12 are allowed, unless they are the patient.
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.
- Seats in waiting areas are arranged six feet apart.
- When appropriate, consultations, follow-up visits, and/or on-treatment visits are conducted via telehealth.
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