Message from CPRCC regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)
As an organization, Chesapeake Potomac Regional Cancer Center (CPRCC) continues to strive to provide uninterrupted cancer care for our community.
We understand that many patients require appointments and/or radiation treatment for their cancer and will continue to provide this as best we can amidst the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The following list outlines our efforts to minimize your risk of exposure at our clinic while getting necessary care.
Should you have any other questions, please inform us and we can discuss further during your visit.
1. Our office staff is calling patients ahead of time to confirm appointments and ensure patients do not have active symptoms and/or positive testing.
2. If you have any of the following symptoms (new cough, shortness of breath, fevers or others listed on the CDC website), have tested positive in the last 14 days, or have had close contact to anyone who has tested positive in the last 14 days, please inform our staff prior to arrival.
3. Visitors are permitted at this time but are screened as well. Our doctors can also communicate with any family member by phone or video conference if you wish for them to be included during the appointment.
4. Patients are being screened at various times during the appointments. We also request that you share with any staff if you have any of these symptoms, have exposure history, or test positive for COVID-19 at any point during your visits.
5. Several signs have been placed around our clinic to inform you and others about symptoms to monitor for and ways to reduce exposure. We too have taken many preventative efforts in our office to reduce the risk of transmission among patients and staff.
6. At this time, facemasks are required by anyone entering the clinic, regardless of vaccination status. If you do not have one, upon arrival we can help to provide one to you.
7. We are encouraging all patients, staff and visitors to consider vaccination. By getting a vaccine, it can not only protect you but also those around you, including many of our patients who are at high risk of severe illness if exposed.
While many of these measures may require extra efforts, we find it is important that we all stay safe and healthy so that we can continue to care for patients like you.
Thank you for your understanding and commitment to us.