To Our Volunteers
To our volunteers,
Just like you, Rochester Clinical Research is following the ever-changing impact of the Coronavirus on a national level and in our local community. Rochester Clinical Research is classified as an essential business. During this time of COVID-19, we see the importance of clinical research and how it remains a priority. Research studies are vital in discovering new treatments for diseases, as well as new ways to detect, diagnose and reduce the chance of developing a disease like COVID-19 – and YOU are essential to that process. Without the help of volunteers like you, the clinical research community’s ability to solve problems and find cures for diseases like this would be nearly impossible.
We understand that many may be concerned about the status of your research study visits and your safety. This is an evolving situation, and RCR continues to look for the safest and most comfortable option for all of our research study participants (heroes!). If you have a visit scheduled with us in the next few weeks, please expect a phone call (or you may have received one already) as we discuss various options to complete your visit.
This may include:
- Home visits
- Virtual visits (think video chat)
- Phone visits
- And more
Our staff will be dressed in personal protective equipment for your protection and ours. By performing all of the visits required for your study, we are able to ensure your continued participation leads to quality data needed to determine whether a study drug or vaccine has the potential to help current and future generations.
If you have a recent illness, or suspect that you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been in direct contact with someone with symptoms of COVID-19, we will ask you to reschedule your appointment, and to practice social distancing. Rochester Clinical Research is also screening for Covid-19 and taking temperatures of every person who enters our office.
As part of the screening process, if you have any of the below symptoms or risks, we will ask you to reschedule.
- If you have a cough, fever or have trouble breathing, please call our office to reschedule your appointment.
- If you have traveled to any of these high risk regions or have been exposed to someone who has traveled to a high risk region within the last 2-3 weeks, or if you have returned from travel on a cruise ship please call our office to reschedule your appointment. The high risk countries can be found by clicking here.
- If you have had contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, please call to reschedule your appointment and call the Monroe County Health Department at 585-753-5555.
We will continue to follow the guidelines based on the local health department, CDC and the Monroe County Medical Society. For up to date information about Coronavirus and what you can do to stay healthy, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Please call us at 585-288-0890 with any questions you may have. We appreciate your dedication to advancing medicine and changing lives.
Potential Future Covid-19 Vaccine Studies
In anticipation for future coronavirus vaccine studies we will need the help of our community of volunteers. Please fill our the “Do You Qualify” questions to submit your interest in being part of future Covid-19 vaccine studies. Currently there are no available research studies for Covid-19, however, we are actively tracking a list of companies with plans to conduct vaccine studies this year. With your help, Rochester could be a part of the development of a potentially life saving vaccine.
Thank you for your continued dedication to advancing medicine and changing lives.