Coronavirus Advisory

About RMCC

UPDATED 9/29/21 

COVID-19 Booster Shots

Our physicians recommend that RMCC patients who meet the CDC guidelines for being immunocompromised and have received the Pfizer or Moderna series of COVID vaccine receive the booster. The CDC recommends patients receive the same vaccine received initially. RMCC will not be scheduling or administering the vaccine.

 If you answer yes to any of the below questions, you qualify as immunocompromised: 

  • History of transplant in the last two years
  • Received chemotherapy treatment in the last two months
  • Received treatment for a hematologic malignancy in the last two years
  • Currently receiving treatment with immunosuppressive medications such as: Tysabri, Entyvio, Remicade, Ocrevus

If you answer NO  please follow up with primary care provider to determine eligibility.

The CDC recommends the booster be administered at least 28 days after the last COVID-19 vaccine. A letter is not required to prove immunosuppression; it is a self-attestation at the time of scheduling. Patients will need to self-schedule through pharmacies, hospital systems, churches or other, as they did before. 

There is not enough information available at this time to indicate whether patients who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will have improved antibody response following an additional dose. 

BCH is administering the COVID-19 booster shot for patients that meet the requirements of being immunocompromised. Patients can either register through the MYBCH portal or call the COVID-19 hotline at 303-415-7777. In either case, patients will need to self-attest that they are immunocompromised. Documentation is not required from RMCC; it is all self-attestation by patient.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised people, please visit the CDC website here.

Thornton Fire COVID booster

Current RMCC Guidelines

We have revised the current visitor policy to allow patients to have one visitor with them during a visit with their provider. The visitor policy remains unchanged for all other areas of the clinic, especially the infusion suite, in order to promote social distancing. We will no longer require temperature as part of the screening process. Screeners will continue to ask and document the symptom and Covid testing related questions. Mask requirements remain unchanged. Everyone entering the clinic is required to wear a mask

The CDC has put out new options that would reduce the 14-day quarantine [after a known COVID-19 exposure] to between 7-10 days depending on the lack of symptoms and negative test results. While these options are available, this does not change our current guidelines for determining patients’ return to the clinic. We will continue to abide by the 14-day recommendation to maintain the highest level of safety for our community. The State of Colorado has not changed their recommendations and are upholding the 14-day quarantine guideline.

Patients with a high-risk exposure who have been fully vaccinated (>14 days from final injection) do not need to quarantine unless symptomatic but are still required to adhere to our mask policy when in the clinic.

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC) is committed to the well-being of our patients. Cancer patients are more susceptible to viruses, including COVID-19, because of weakened and compromised immune systems. Some cancer treatments, such as targeted therapies, steroids, as well as some cancer types, like blood cancers, can result in an impaired immune system. Therefore, our cancer centers ask that all patients and caregivers abide by the following rules in order to keep everyone safe:

  • If you are not feeling well and suspect you may have coronavirus (COVID-19), please call your PCP immediately. If you have symptoms of a cough, fever, difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath, OR have a least two of the following symptoms: repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, OR may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call your RMCC office before coming in for your appointment. 

Additionally, the following restrictions are still in place:

  • To ensure your safety, the safety of other patients and that of our staff, we are pre-screening everyone who enters our facilities by asking questions about your health and exposure risk. We are NOT testing for COVID. We are unable to test or accept testing kits.
  • After an assessment, if you have symptoms that point to COVID-19, you will be instructed on the next steps, up to, and including, quarantine measures based on current CDC recommendations.
  • Everyone MUST wear a mask. Please bring your own mask. Per CDC recommendations, we do NOT allow masks with exhalation valves or vents, or neck gaiters/buffs.
  • No children under the age of 18 will be allowed into RMCC's facilities until further notice.

Steps we are taking to safeguard everyone (patients and staff alike) from exposure include, but are not limited to:

  • We are following all CDC and Colorado Department of Health regulations.
  • Staff and patients are notified as soon as possible if there is suspected exposure and asked to monitor for symptoms.
  • All clinics are cleaned regularly and high traffic areas are cleaned throughout the day. Exam rooms are sanitized between patients.
  • Everyone (patients, visitors, and staff) is being pre-screened prior to entering the building. Anyone with symptoms is turned away at the door.
  • We have removed all magazines, newspapers, candy, coffee, and water dispensers.
  • Providers are standing up to six feet away from the patient when physical contact is not necessary.
  • Most providers are now offering telemedicine appointments, when possible.
  • Staff members that are able to work from home have been asked to do so.

General Information from the CDC

We are monitoring COVID-19 closely, and you can find the latest information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) below.