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Welcome to the COVID-19 and respiratory virus response page for Fred Hutch providers and staff. This page includes guidelines and other tools to use in caring for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center patients. The information presented in the documents is subject to change pending guidance from the CDC, WHO and/or Public Health – Seattle & King County.
Paxlovid is now FDA approved for use in adults, added 05/30/23
Outpatient IV Remdesivir Eligibility and Workflow Update, added 02/22/23
Remdesivir FAQ, added 11/29/22
Management of Positive, Exposed or Suspect Patients - Policy, added 4/12/2023
Positive Patient Appointment Workflow, updated 07/21/2022
Influenza Treatment Guidelines and FAQ, updated 9/12/23
RSV Vaccine Provider Fact Sheet & FAQ, updated 9/25/23
FAQs COVID-19 Vaccine 2023-24 Formulation, updated 10/13/2023
Respiratory Virus Testing Guidance and Epic Instructions, added 9/19/23
COVID-19 Patient Testing Workflows - South Lake Union Clinic, updated 6/7/22
COVID-19 Serological Testing Guidelines and FAQ for Staff, updated 4/29/20
Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines Handout, added 4/12/2023
Translated Screening Questions, added 4/12/2023
Symptom Screening for Patients and Visitors - Community Sites, added 4/12/2023
How to Configure Zoom for Providers, updated 3/27/20
How to Convert your Zoom Account to a HIPAA Account, updated 3/1/20
How to Create a Recurring Zoom Link for Patient Appointments, updated 3/11/20
How to Use Zoom Interpreter Services, updated 2/12/20
Additional mask option available (updated January 18, 2022)
Located at entry points are a variety of protective masks from which you may choose. If wearing a medical-grade mask from home, Fred Hutch cannot guarantee your protection from splash or spray. Change into a Level 3 procedure mask, or don one over your mask from home.
The BYD N95 respirator mask may provide a better fit for some and be more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Having the best fit for your mask is important to protecting yourself and our patients.
The BYD N95 respirator is NOT an alternative to fitted respirators required for airborne or aerosol precautions. Before using any respirator provided by Fred Hutch, you must complete the “SFred Hutch 2022 Respiratory Protection Training” module in the Fred Hutch LMS. N95 respirators worn while seeing patients in Airborne or Aerosol precautions must also be fit-tested.
For adequate fluid barrier protection, an ASTM Level 3 mask must be over the BYD N95 respirator mask when splash/spray risk exists.
If you choose to provide your own respirator, please refer to Fred Hutch’s mask policy for that guidance.
COVID Exposures, Symptom Screening, Testing, and Other Information
Fit-testing requirements include completing the annual Respiratory Protection Module, completing a medical evaluation once every three years and completing fit testing.
If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, you must stay home and complete the COVID-19 Symptom Screening Survey below:
If you have a known exposure to someone who is COVID positive, complete the COVID-19 Screening Survey below. Depending on the risk level of that exposure you may be required to stay home from work.
Please read Employee Exposure Guidance for COVID-19 to help answer any immediate questions you may have.
First, please refer to the Employee Exposure Guidance for COVID-19 to help answer any immediate questions you may have. This policy is applicable to Fred Hutch employees and providers.
Occupational Health is sending rapid COVID-19 antigen tests to staff who meet the following criteria:
The purpose of these rapid COVID-19 antigen tests is to shorten the time that positive staff must stay home from work. A positive staff member may take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on the 5th day after their symptoms start. If this rapid antigen test is negative and the employee's symptoms have significantly improved, they may return to in-person work on day 6.
No. Rapid antigen tests are only being mailed to staff who tested positive and have a role that is considered essential (i.e., you cannot work from home) or had a higher-risk exposure to someone who is COVID positive in your home/community or work.
Onsite PCR Testing is available outside of the back of the Yale Building on Valley St (by appointment only)
If you have symptoms, please do not enter the inside of the Yale Building.
If you have tested positive and have a role that is considered essential (i.e., you cannot work from home) Employee Health will be mailing you a test via Fedex 2-day shipping. There is no need to request a test kit directly from Occupational Health.
It is the employee's responsibility to report the result of their COVID-19 rapid antigen test to their manager. We are trusting the employee to report the test results accurately to their manager and to return to on-site work as soon as they are safely able to.
Yes. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a rapid antigen test. Please include the following information: your name, phone number, mailing address, location where you took your PCR test, date you took your PCR test, and your symptoms start date.
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