Your health and safety is our top priority. There have been no cases (COVID-19) at our facilities to date.
To ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, we continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to proactively ensure our patients and workforce remain safe and protected. Alabama Cancer Care is asking patients about their recent travel history and if they exhibit symptoms of respiratory infection, including:
What patients and caregivers need to know before they arrive:
We are open for patient care. If you have fever, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath, contact your care team before your appointment.
Alabama Cancer Care will be screening ( NOT TESTING) patients and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance of all our facilities.
HOW CAN THE PUBLIC HELP:
Institutions are working together to proactively implement measures that can serve to decrease transmission of the virus and flatten the curve which aims to extend a longer time period to avoid overwhelming the capacity of the health care systems.
To accomplish this goal, institutions are calling on anyone visiting a hospital or any health care site to seriously consider the following:
- Patients and visitors should plan ahead – Check your institutions website for specific visitor policy information.
- If patients are not feeling well, they should contact their care team for direction before travelling to the appointment.
- If visitors are not feeling well, they should stay home.
- Most institutions only allow 2 visitors at a time, per patient. Visitors must be 18 or older and cannot have symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath.
- Entrances will have screening questions about recent travel, current health and possible temperature check.
- People who do not have a critical reason to be at a medical facility should stay home.
- The best way to prevent the spread of germs is proper hygiene and cough etiquette. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially going to the bathroom; before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
See below how you can help to FLATTEN THE CURVE.