Here at CITrials, the safety and well-being of our participants and employees is always our primary concern. The evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has prompted us to take extra steps and precautions to ensure the health of everyone who visits our clinics. Being part of the medical community, we are constantly receiving the latest updates on the development of COVID-19. We are always vigilant and adhere to taking the proper cause of action in minimizing risks. Within our clinics we are taking action by cleaning our offices every two hours, keeping hand sanitizers constantly ready in the lobby, and providing our participants with masks if needed. We are doing everything within our means to make you feel safe and secure when you visit us. This is our promise to you.
Here are some steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to minimize the risk and to protect yourself:
1) Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
2) Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
3) Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
4) Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Throw used tissues in the trash.
5) Wear a facemask IF you are sick
If you are sick: Wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (e.g., because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
6) Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.