Barbara Davis Center and ASK Study are halting ASK screenings at ALL locations through April 30th. We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates online.
Dear ASK STUDY Participant,
It is likely that you have heard of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the fact that it has appeared in the United States. The Barbara Davis Center and the ASK STUDY wants to keep you informed about the precautions we are taking to ensure that patients, research participants and staff are safe.
Please reschedule your appointment and do NOT come in if, within the past 14 days, the research participant or any member of the household or close contact who has had:
a. Fever, cough, respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath
b. Been in close contact (in same room or within 6 feet) with a person diagnosed with or who is under investigation for Coronavirus
c. Travel to China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran, or Hong Kong
We will ask these questions at check-in and if any of the above are true, we will send you home to reschedule.
Please be sure to be in touch with your research team if you have any concerns about diabetes symptoms or home glucose values if you are doing home glucose monitoring.
We will get you rescheduled once you have been symptom-free for 14 days and do not meet any other criteria listed above.
Please note that we are not able to test you or family members for COVID-19 at the BDC.
Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe environment at Barbara Davis Center and we are sorry for any inconveniences these restrictions may have on your personal schedule or participation in research. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC website listed below:
NOTE: This is also a reminder that we are still in the flu season. If you/your child have not received an influenza vaccine after July 2019, there is still time to get protected during this long flu season.
As outlined by our health authorities, the most effective way to prevent and control respiratory viruses is the consistent practice of good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene.
– Stay home if you feel unwell.
– Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, that’s about the same length it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
– When coughing or sneezing:
• Cover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues.
• Immediately dispose of any tissues you have used into the garbage and wash your hands afterwards.