To Our Patients:
As a dedicated provider of cancer care, we are at all times committed to your and your family’s health. We also understand that you have concerns about the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has now been designated a global pandemic.
At Princeton Radiation Oncology, we have been closely monitoring the evolving situation, following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and taking a series of specific actions to protect our patients. These actions include the following special precautions:
Please, no visitors.
- We ask that all companions, including family members, wait outside the office or drop off patients to decrease risk of infection.
We are evaluating all non-urgent, non-critical appointments.
- We will postpone these appointments until it is safer to reschedule.
We will continue to see new patients.
- All new patients will be contacted by a physician to assess if their case is urgent or time-sensitive.
- New patients with urgent or time-sensitive cases will be seen in 24 to 48 hours.
All of our non-essential staff members are conducting business offsite.
- This further reduces the number of people in the office, and therefore the risk of infection.
We will reach out to you directly…
- …regarding your results, needed follow-ups, and the next steps for your treatment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 609.655.5755.
As things change, we will adjust our policies and practices to respond appropriately to new developments. At the same time, we intend to keep you informed about best infection-control practices and what you need to know to keep yourself and your loved one safe.
Please be sure to follow the recommended infection-control guidelines, which come from the CDC.
How can you limit your exposure to the virus?
The best way to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which at this time is thought to spread mainly person-to-person. How do you do that?
- Wash your hands with soap and water – frequently and for at least 20 seconds each time
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your face
- Maintain “social distancing” between others (about six feet apart)
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze (and immediately wash or sanitize your hands)
What should you do if you’re sick?
- Stay home except to get medical care – avoid public areas, transportation, events, etc.
- If you’re around or caring for others, wear a facemask (N95)
- Cover coughs and sneezes, wash/sanitize hands, and clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces daily
- Monitor symptoms – seek prompt medical care if symptoms worsen
- Call your doctor before seeking care, including for appointments scheduled for other reasons
- Call 911 if you have a medical emergency
Rest assured that we at Princeton Radiation Oncology are taking this outbreak seriously. We will continue evaluating developments and taking appropriate actions to reduce exposure and keep you up-to-date.