By Leisel Koerber, BBA, CCRC
Sr. VP, Operations
We are so thrilled to share with you that we are now officially part of the fight against COVID-19, as we will begin enrolling a vaccine study soon. If you would like to be considered for the study, you can apply here and we will share details as they become available.
Additionally, we understand that you may have heard reports that the state of Texas is slowly starting to open businesses, such as restaurants, again and may be confused as to what that means.
While the government has issued guidelines, it also left it up to each business to set its own rules for customers.
For you, our patients and study applicants, we wanted to let you know that your safety is paramount at Clinical Trials of Texas and we will continue to follow the steps below for patients and employees until further notice:
-Only patients, one essential caregiver, and employees may enter the premises
-Everyone – employees and patients alike – will be screened before entering
-Everyone – employees and patients alike – will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have one, we will provide one when you get here. Patient-facing employees will also wear additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
-We will continue to have many non-clinical staff work remotely to ensure that we limit the number of people in our facility
Please know that we will continue to monitor the situation and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When additional screening processes are changed at CTT you will be notified via email.
Although regulations are easing, to slow the spread of the virus we should all continue to do our part by:
-Continue social distancing – 6 feet
-Wearing a mask in public
-Washing hands frequently and thoroughly
-Limit face touching
We know that this pandemic may have added stress to your family, your finances, and your work life. Please know that we continue to enroll in clinical trials so that we can emerge on the other side of this with better treatments and preventions for all of the diseases that affect our community.