Your health and safety is our top priority. While there have been no cases of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Jackson Oncology, we are enhancing our protocols and screening anyone who may be considered to have sustained transmission* or exposure.
Jackson Oncology is screening for patients who exhibit symptoms of respiratory infection including:
- Fever greater than 100.4º F/38º C
- Coughing,- Shortness of breath,
- Chills or repeated shaking with chills,
- Muscle pain- Headache- Sore throat
- or New loss of taste or smell.
To ensure the safety of patients in the clinics, we are limiting the number of visitors to ONE visitor ONLY for new patients or a patient requiring assistance.
If you are on our campuses, you may be asked screening questions multiple times during your stay. While we know this may cause some disruption, we must do all we can to keep our patients and our workforce members safe.
Because our cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to coronavirus, we are committing to increased workforce precautions. Jackson Oncology has restricted all employee business travel, domestic and international. Travel restrictions are in place through June 1st. We will monitor closely and re-evaluate whether an extension is needed or whether travel restrictions can be lifted when there is clear evidence that the global public health emergency is abated.
In addition, Patients who are unable to travel to Jackson Oncology for upcoming appointments should contact their care teams to determine next steps for care. We are offering Telehealth visits for all offices and drive-by Lab services at the Baptist office location. Please call our main line for further assistance; 601-355-2485.
Protection against respiratory illnesses
Our experts say you can protect yourself from respiratory infections by:
- Refraining from touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or using an antiseptic hand gel.
- Avoiding crowded areas and sick people.
U.S. Government Response to CoronavirusJackson Oncology will continue to closely monitor this global health advisory and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov).