UPDATED COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines and Restrictions
Utah Cancer Specialist Clinics Visitors Policy:
With the decline in new COVID-19 cases and the rising number of Utah residents who have received their COVID-19 vaccines, changes to the Visitor Policy will continue to be considered and announced in a phased approach, with priority consideration given to the needs of our patients and their caregivers. We will also continue to abide by recommendations for safety and physical distancing issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other regulatory agencies.
What to expect:
We are asking everyone to wear facemasks while visiting the clinic at all times.
Many of our patients have been unable to receive the vaccine and are still at risk of severe illness if exposed to COVID-19. We will continue to protect ALL of our patients and visitors who are at higher risk. Thank you for complying.
Before appointment reminders
- Should you feel ill, or have a fever, please call the clinic ahead of time. Based upon your symptoms, a nurse can help to determine if you should keep your appointment.
- We are still limiting our visitors and guests: We understand this continues to be a hard time and are working with you; however, it is in the best interest of all patients if we continue to limit access to our clinical areas. Please ask before coming to your appointment how many visitors are permitted to accompany you to your appointment.
- At this time, children under the age of 18 are still not permitted into any of our clinics locations. We will continue to evaluate this policy as more children are approved to receive the vaccine.
- Health screening procedures: We continue to screen each staff, patient and visitor for COVID symptoms and illness.
- If yes to some of our screening questions, you may be asked to accompany a staff member to a private room for further health screening.
UCS does not perform COVID 19 testing or provide COVID 19 vaccinations. Should our medical staff feel you need to be tested and/or require a vaccination; you will be referred to your community provider.
UCS CORONAVIRUS UPDATE JUNE 2021
Additional precautions have been implemented to protect our patients who are uniquely vulnerable to the coronavirus disease. These include:
- Clinics and offices continue to be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day to reduce the risk of infection.
- Rx oral pharmacy continues to provide medications, limiting the risk of patient exposure; most oral prescriptions can be mailed to your home or dispensed at the clinic. We are also continuing to provide research drugs to our patients participating in clinical trials
- Staff continue to wear a mask when direct contact or dialog with our patients.
You can protect yourself and prevent the spread of infection by
- from touching your eyes, nose, or mouth withy unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or using an antiseptic hand gel.
- Avoid crowded areas
If you have specific questions related to an upcoming appointment, we encourage you to contact the clinic where you are currently receiving care. For more information, please visit: www.cdc.gov
Utah Cancer Specialists currently does not have the vaccine and is not able to provide the COVID-19 vaccination to patients. For those UCS patients who are on active treatment, we would ask that you please discuss receiving the vaccine with your UCS provider BEFORE scheduling your first dose.
At this point, UCS will not be providing letters validating underlying health conditions and will assess this need as more information is provided by the State of Utah.
As a healthcare team, we will continue to follow the guidelines posted by the CDC and Utah Department of Health.
Wearing a mask, social distancing, and hand hygiene should be followed by vaccinated and non-vaccinated patients until recommended healthcare guidelines change.
- VACCINE INFO: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution/
- COVID-19 POSITIVE: info on testing and quarantine https://coronavirus.utah.gov/protect-yourself/