Dear Valued Patient,
The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorder is committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community.
Effective Monday, May 4, 2020, in relation to the Governor’s Executive Orders for Phase 1 opening Texas it also included some mandates that have been adopted by the Texas Medical Board. A mask MUST be worn by the patient. If the patient is not wearing a mask or does not have one with them, we’ll provide one. The patient can be wearing any type of cloth or surgical mask. If a visitor is with the patient and accompanies the patient to the exam room, the visitor must also be wearing a mask. If the visitor does not have a mask then they must wait in the lobby and may not enter any clinical area. We cannot supply a visitor with a mask as PPE supplies are still low across the country. The Executive Order also requires all patients to be screened for COVID symptoms, which is already happening in all of our clinics.
We offer you the reassurance that we are taking every precaution necessary to ensure your safety. We are following standard cleaning protocols and precautions as well as taking guidance from state and national entities.
Remember, the CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent exposure:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; & after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If you’ve visited recently, make sure that you change the clothes as your clothes are in recent contact with the outer environment. Which might not be good for your health & skin.
Thank you for your continued understanding during this time,
The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorder Team