Good Advice: Coronavirus & Cancer Concerns

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Good Advice: Coronavirus & Cancer Concerns

Good Advice

Cancer patients and those with comorbidities may be more vulnerable to the coronavirus than others, but the methods of prevention and protection are no different for cancer patients than they are for the general population. 

Protect yourselves and others by:

  • Washing your hands frequently with warm water and soap
  • Using hand sanitizers and disinfectants
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and nose
  • Using a disposable towel or tissue to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and washing your hands after
  • Avoiding people who are sick–and staying home if you’re sick
  • Disinfecting countertops, door handles, telephones, and other frequently touched objects
  • Being vigilant about avoiding exposure to illnesses such as influenza and measles, and requiring the same of your family and caregivers

COVID-19 & CICS

As COVID-19 (Coronovirus) is a unique situation, CICS wants to keep out staff, patients and community safe and maintain client service. 

We will continue to get our information from reliable sources and suggest you do the same. We are closely following advice from both the World Health Organization (“WHO”), local governments and private doctors.

Charity Vouchers

CICS staff will not provide charity vouchers for mammograms, pap tests, PSA tests, mouth cancer screening or throat cancer screenings for 1 month. We will re-evaluate this April 15, 2020.

Education and Awareness Events

CICS staff will not provide education or awareness events such as lunch and learns for corporations, schools or churches in an effort to reduce the need for groups of people to gather publically. We will re-evaluate this April 15, 2020.

Cancer Patients

Please call us at 949-7618 if you need something or have a question.

If you are able to call or email us your information, please do that instead of coming into the office. Your immune system may be compromised and we do not want you to take any unnecessary risk by interacting with anyone who might be sick. We will re-evaluate this April 15, 2020.

Self-Isolation

As a staff, we will adhere to self-isolation guidelines and other advice issued by the WHO and relevant governing bodies. If any staff have a runny nose, fever, or are just feeling unwell, they are not coming to the office.

Parking in our lot or “Just saying hi” visits

Please know we love you and want you to stay healthy. Please do not stop in to ask about parking or just say hi. We should all be mindful of the need to reduce the risk of passing germs.  If you want to do something to help us and our patients, please pray for all those who are sick.

Future Updates

We continue to assess the impact of this situation on a daily basis and are monitoring closely the advice given by the authorities. We will provide further updates regarding the impacts to our work and services through social media.