Infusion clinics are screening patients and workers for COVID-19. Some of these screening strategies involve calling patients before coming into the clinic, sending online questionnaires when patients are reminded of their appointments, and more.
Their screening tools are continuing to evolve as public health guidelines change. If the clinic asks to delay your appointment because you are symptomatic, please be patient – they are doing their best to protect others.
Infusions clinics are also cleaning even more vigorously than usual. This involves disinfecting surfaces often, and ensuring patients wash their hands well as soon as they enter the clinic. Additionally, clinics are taking steps to maintain physical distancing. These steps include putting up screens, spacing out appointments to avoid crowding, and keeping ample space between patients.
All of this means that clinics are scheduling fewer patients at a time in order to protect you. This might mean you will be rescheduled even if you’re not sick. Please be patient if the clinic needs to reschedule your appointment to another time.
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