As many of you are aware, Partners has initiated many emergency response efforts for the COVID-19 outbreak to implement strategies that support our abilities to fulfill our core mission. The CCI is dedicated to protecting our patients, frontline health care workers, and doing everything possible to provide an adequate workforce for the caring of our research patients.
We would like to assure you that the CCI is committed to ongoing research protocols and our centers remain open for scheduled visits at this time. In an abundance of caution, we are recommending that study teams evaluate their upcoming visits and consider delaying any non-essential, non-time critical visits for at least 2-4 weeks. However, to be clear at this time we do not have plans to cease work in supporting our BWH investigators and study teams this time.
This situation is rapidly evolving and changing, and we are following all Partners policies for screening, visitor policies, as they become available to us.
Please continue to screen your participants for all scheduled visits, upon arrival to the CCI locations. They will be rescreened when they arrive to our locations. Our priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our participants, staff, and colleagues. We will be providing you with regular updates as they become available on this rather fluid situation.
BWH Center for Clinical Investigation Administration