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Where can I get more information?

NJ Department of Health

24-hour public hotline:
1-800-222-1222

Website:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_resources.shtml

NY Department of Health

Coronavirus Hotline:
1-888-364-3065

Website:
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Website:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CORONAVIRUS FAQ

What is the coronavirus and COVID-19?

Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1950s and generally causes mild upper respiratory illness characterized by cough, fever, and/or body aches. This is very similar to most viral illnesses including flu and the common cold.

The current situation involves a new, or “novel,” coronavirus and the illness it causes is called COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). Because this virus is new, testing has been limited; there are no vaccines and no medicines designed specifically to treat it.

Am I at risk for coronavirus?

As your health care partner, your safety is our top priority. We want to emphasize that while the coronavirus is concerning, the overall risk to the general public remains low. However, patients with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for infection. Your protection is of most importance and we are taking every precaution to ensure your health and safety.

What are the symptoms caused by coronavirus?

Fever, symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and body aches are the most common symptoms.

Can the coronavirus be treated?

Since it is a virus, the coronavirus cannot be treated with antibiotics. Mild infections are treated in the same way as the common cold or flu with medications to relieve the symptoms of cough, congestion, and fever.

What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms?

If you are in respiratory distress, call 911. If you have a fever, cough, and other symptoms of respiratory infection, call New Jersey Cancer Care at 973-751-8880. Our team can help direct you to the appropriate site of care based on your symptoms and medical history such as recent international travel or exposure to someone with coronavirus. We will ask you to wear a mask and limit exposure to others. Avoid public transportation.

Can I come in and be tested for coronavirus?

We know many patients are interested in being tested for coronavirus.  We are following CDC guidelines for evaluating and identifying symptomatic patients. We do not test in our office.

ANY PATIENT WHO MEETS CRITERIA FOR TESTING AND IS TESTED MUST SELF-QUARANTINE UNTIL THE TEST RESULTS ARE RECEIVED; IN THE CASE OF A POSITIVE TEST, THE REQUIRED CUMULATIVE QUARANTINE TIME IS 14 DAYS BASED ON CDC AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REQUIREMENTS.

What should I do to avoid infection?

Please stay aware and take proper precautions. It is believed the coronavirus spreads via respiratory droplets such as from a cough or sneeze, so you should be using the same prevention methods as you would to avoid a cold or the flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home from school or work when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. ​

I have a regularly scheduled appointment with my doctor. Should I come?

If you have a scheduled appointment and are having fever, cough and other symptoms of respiratory infection, call the office prior to coming in for your regular routine visit.

What is New Jersey Cancer Care doing to keep patients safe?

We take this situation very seriously and have been preparing for potential cases for weeks. To help protect all patients and practice sites special coronavirus protocol. This will ensure that the NJCC offices remain safe for patients seeking care unrelated to the coronavirus.

At New Jersey Cancer Care, all staff are trained on the appropriate care for patients with flu-like symptoms and are wearing masks and using protective equipment when appropriate. We are following CDC and DOH guidelines to limit the spread of the virus including how we isolate patients with symptoms and how we disinfect rooms between patients.

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Belleville
1 Clara Maass Drive, Suite 200
Mon-Fri: 9am – 6pm

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776 East Third Ave.
Mon-Fri: 9am – 6pm

Montclair
1 Bay Avenue, Suite 2
Mon-Fri: 9am – 6pm

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