To Our Volunteers


We have outlined a plan for our study volunteers to minimize direct contact and thereby potential COVID-19 exposure.

Prior To Visit At RCR

Each study participant coming in for an in-office visit will receive a phone call approximately 24 hours prior asking them the COVID QUESTIONAIRE. (see below)

They will be instructed to contact the research office if this information changes between the phone call and appointment. They will also be reminded that visitors accompanying them to their study appointment will need to wait outside the office and should not enter the waiting room.

Day of Visit Prior To Entry

When patient calls into RCR from the parking lot the Coordinator will review the COVID-19 questionnaire (see below) The Investigator or Coordinator will conduct a virtual visit by phone with the participant reviewing all study visit assessments than can be performed by phone. When these assessments are completed the participant will be notified if they may enter the office waiting room if appropriate. Participants will be instructed to leave any possessions not needed for the visit in their car if possible. They will be told to wear a facemask before entering.

Upon Entry To RCR–   We will only allow one patient to check into the facility at a time.

– Their temperature will be checked, mask given if necessary. If temperature is under 100F may be immediately escorted to exam/monitor room.

– They will be REQUIRED to:

– Wash and sanitize their hands upon entry to the waiting room/monitor area.

– Leave mask on at all times

– Use their own pen at all times (provided if needed)

– Sanitizer hands before and after touching any charts, printer, doorknobs etc. -Report any covid like symptoms or diagnosis to RCR after leaving the office for up to two weeks


If Yes to any of the following, notify charge staff for provider review to determine if appointment will proceed today- subject to wait in hallway.

  1. Have you or a close personal contact tested positive for COVID-19? If yes, how long ago? More than 2 weeks, ok to have visit.
  2. Do you have any of the following symptoms:
  • fever (temp over 99 degrees F),
  • cough, shortness of breath,
  • extreme fatigue,
  • body aches,
  • loss of taste or smell,
  • nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
  1. Do any of your close contacts including members of your household have any of the following symptoms: fever (temp over 100 degrees F), cough, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, body aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
  2. Have you recently within 2 weeks traveled to an area where you feel you could have been exposed to COVID-19? NYC, Nursing home, hospital, friend or family members home who is symptomatic or tested positive?
  3. Please contact RCR if this information changes.
  4. Visitors accompanying them to their visit will need to remain in the car and not enter the building.
  5. Please call RCR 585-288-0890 when you arrive at the parking lot for further instructions. Wear a mask if you have one, if not we will provide one.

8.  If given permission to enter building, ask patient/monitor to wear mask before entering and leave any unnecessary possessions in their car.

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Future Covid-19 Vaccine Studies

In anticipation for the start of a coronavirus vaccine studies we will need the help of our community of volunteers. Currently we have one available research studies for Covid-19, however, we are actively tracking a list of companies with plans to conduct additional vaccine studies this year.  Fill out the “Do You Qualify” question on the left, so a patient recruitment specialist can add you to an interest list for a coronavirus vaccine research study.   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.