Table 2.

Infusion suite strategies to reduce risk of COVID-19 infection (adapted from American College of Rheumatology guidance document)

Postpone all nonessential infusions
Adjust schedule so that waiting rooms and infusion suites allow for social distancing with chairs at least 2 m apart
Provide face masks for all patients and staff to wear within the facility
Frequently clean and decontaminate all equipment and surfaces in patient areas with appropriate contact time for disinfectant
Verbally inform patients and post signs about appropriate social distancing and hygiene procedures
Recommend remote check-in (e.g., over the phone from outside the facility) to minimize waiting time
Screen staff with temperature checks at beginning and end of shift
Screen patients by phone prior to their visit about infectious symptoms and exposure to individuals with known COVID-19 infection