COVID Response / Cancellations

March 9th, 2020
March 9th, 2020

Hello CNI Users,

In response to recommendations from the CDC, Stanford Infection Control, and also in consistency with Lucas Center procedures, we have listed a few steps that will help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus from contacts at CNI.

  1. Please ask all volunteers and participants, before they arrive at CNI, if they have experienced any of the symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus or if they have any family members with symptoms of the illness listed below. If they have any of the following symptoms or have traveled outside the US in the last two weeks do not bring them to CNI.
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Breathing difficulty.
  2. As with all infection and disease control, to prevent the spread of infection, use good hand washing technique:
    • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), then turn off tap.
    • Apply soap.
    • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap.
    • Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
    • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Be hyper-vigilant when cleaning up after your subject always, but especially now. Wipe all surfaces, sponges, and equipment with disenfecting wipes. Be sure to include RF coil, button box, squeeze ball, PPG, resp. belt and everything else a subject (or you) might have touched. You should include keyboards and mouse. Use the hand sanitizers or hand soap frequently.
  4. If you or your scanning colleagues feel sick, please stay home.
  5. Janitorial staff will be disinfecting regularly touched surfaces (door handles and immediate surroundings, bathroom faucets, etc.) twice daily.

In addition, in order to remove any incentive for users to scan against contraindications we are waiving all cancellation fees for at least the next month.  However, we ask  that everyone still abide by our underlying tenet of scheduling scan time only when there is a confirmed subject available.  Once the COVID situation has been resolved we will send out an update and cancellation fees will be reinstated at that time.

CNI staff will also be actively monitoring the CNI facility for cleanliness. Please take seriously our communal responsibility to care for each other.

— The CNI Team


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