Q:What is Roswell Park doing to keep patients and staff safe?
Roswell Park is adapting as the situation evolves to closely follow best practices for infection control and guidance from public health officials. To protect our patients, visitors and staff from COVID-19, Roswell Park is restricting visitors in both the hospital and ambulatory/outpatient areas. Other precautions that Roswell Park is taking to keep our patients safe include:
•Screening all patients and visitors for symptoms at the front entrance of the hospital.
•No one who is sick or suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 may visit.
•Patients, visitors and staff are required to wear masks and should practice scrupulous hand hygiene.
•Greatly reducing the number of people on our campus by using virtual patient visits, rescheduling non-urgent appointments and allowing employees who are able to work remotely.
•Testing all our patients who are being admitted to the hospital for COVID-19, as well as any patient who’s symptomatic or concerned that they have COVID-19, whether they’re outpatient or inpatient.
We are working proactively to protect the health and safety of everyone at Roswell Park and in our local community. For more information on Roswell Park’s policies, and further guidance for cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit RoswellPark.org/coronavirus/FAQs.