Dear All –
I want to start this by saying Thank You! to all of our clients and staff members. Each day – with your efforts – you help hundreds of patients by giving them hope with the illnesses they face. Our saying at CIRCULOGENE is: Time Matters! In so many ways we reflect this in our business and home lives, whether it is trying to provide rapid turnaround time for patients or spending extra time with loved ones—Time Matters.
CIRCULOGENE is committed to providing quality laboratory testing services to our providers and patients, and we are actively monitoring updates from the CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We are doing this to ensure the laboratory is practicing all guidelines for a healthy environment for our employees, physicians, and the general public.
To minimize exposure and ensure adherence to guidelines, CIRCULOGENE is directing all non-laboratory staff to work remotely as much as they can and to utilize electronic conferencing and other tools to continue uninterrupted services. The Laboratory staff are implementing changes to operational hours to accommodate fewer people working at the same time in the laboratory. Note that any team members exhibiting signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and/or fever should not come to the company offices or testing facilities.
To that end, CIRCULOGENE is committed to uninterrupted services to our doctors and patients, and at this time we are continuing to accept samples as normal from our regular FedEx overnight delivery.
The CDC recommends following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.
- 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 not readily available, 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 when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
We will update all providers and employees if there are any changes to procedures as needed.
Again, thank you all for your hard work and dedication to helping patients have more time with their loved ones—because Time Matters!
CEO and Chairman of the Board