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Virginia Cancer Specialists is Helping to Keep You Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virginia Cancer Specialists Practice Blog

May 18, 2020
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A safety message for our patients:

Our offices remain open to you for your cancer care. We have rigorous measures in place to ensure your safety in our offices to include the following:

  • Pre-screening all patients for COVID-19 symptoms by phone.
  • Routine temperature checks for all staff.
  • Requirement: all staff to wear masks.
  • Requirement: all patients and caregivers wear facemasks – a complementary mask will be provided, if needed upon arrival.
  • Restricting visitors to our practice.
  • Day-porter and deep cleaning services.
  • Each exam room and infusion area is disinfected before and after every patient encounter.
  • Social distancing instituted throughout the practice.
  • Plexiglass dividers at front desk to protect patients and staff.
  • Hand sanitizer located at all entrances.
  • Magazines have been removed from waiting rooms as they are difficult to disinfect.
  • Scheduling patients to allow for optimal social distancing.
  • Dedicated isolation rooms.
  • Telemedicine visits are encouraged when applicable to minimize pt exposure in offices.