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Protecting Yourself and Others and Travel Advisory

You, your caregivers, and other close contacts can take proactive measures to protect yourselves and those around you from COVID-19, including these common-sense prevention steps:

  • Get vaccinated when authorized COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots become available to you.
  • Wear a face mask whenever you are around others.
  • Practice social distancing. Stay a minimum of six feet apart in all encounters with anyone who is not a member of your household and keep a safe distance from anyone who has been in contact with others outside of your home.
  • Avoid crowds. Stay home if at all possible. Do not venture out if you do not feel well.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds and frequently. If soap and water are unavailable, use alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces with household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Call Texas Oncology first if you have questions or concerns.

Diagnostic Imaging

COVID-19 vaccines are incredibly important to reduce risk of life-threatening illness with COVID-19, but may impact the interpretation of imaging results, including screening mammograms and PET/CT scans. If possible, get your screenings before you receive the vaccine, or wait six weeks after being fully vaccinated. Contact your physician if you are due for a screening mammogram or PET/CT and have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Travel Advisory

You should avoid contact with anyone, including a caregiver, who has traveled to locations where the COVID-19 outbreak is severe for at least 14 days upon their return. If you or anyone you have already been in contact with have traveled to these locations, please contact Texas Oncology before visiting our clinics.

If your caregiver or any close contacts are sick, encourage them to seek medical attention, and avoid contact with them until they are well, e.g., free from fever for at least 72 hours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly updates travel advisories and information related to travel, face masks, and other COVID-19 safety measures.