Statement from Leadership:

The health of all patients, staff and community partners is the top priority of Centers for Dialysis
Care. Clinical and management leadership are continually monitoring local, state and federal agencies
for the latest updates regarding guidelines specific to COVID-19. Specific care protocols have been
implemented which follow all recommended guidelines. Operational adjustments are made as soon as
new guidelines are issued. It is extremely important that all patients come for their dialysis treatments.
This reduces the chances of hospitalization and potential exposure to COVID-19.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is being done to protect patients from COVID-19?

All patients, staff and visitors are screened upon entering the facility following the Center for Disease
Control guidelines. This includes the taking and recording of body temperature and completion of a
questionnaire. Staff with symptoms are not permitted to work. Patients with symptoms are immediately
masked and moved to an isolated area. Protocols are in place to treat these patients under specific
conditions as recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

Strict infection control measures including the use of personal protective equipment as recommended
by the Center for Disease Control are being followed. This includes instructing patients to wash hands
before and after dialysis.

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of equipment, chairs, and work surfaces has been implemented. This
includes enhanced cleaning of all public spaces.

What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Come to dialysis.
  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash hands frequently.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect items you touch frequently. Regular cleaning spray works fine.
  • Contact your facility if you have a fever, new cough or difficulty breathing before you come to dialysis.

 

Additional Information

Ohio Department of Health

World Health Organization – COVID-19 Updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – COVID-19 Updates

National Kidney Foundation – Kidney Disease and Coronavirus: Mitigating the Threat