Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
COVID-19 FAQ for Parents of Immunosuppressed Patients
We understand that you may have questions about how coronavirus impacts your child, especially if your child is immunosuppressed due to current treatments.
Take a look at important information about COVID-19 testing for our immunosuppressed patients (PDF). In addition to the restrictions put in place by the current hospital visitation policy, the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has put stronger measures in place to protect our immunosuppressed patients (PDF), who may be more susceptible to COVID-19. If we all, including you and your family, adhere to the infection control procedures put in place, the risk to our patient population will be smaller. Thank you for partnering with us to keep our patients safe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my child at higher risk of complications from COVID-19?
How do I keep my child safe?
Do I or my child need to wear a mask outside the house?
Is it safe to come to my child’s appointment in the hospital?
Should I ask for my child’s treatment to be delayed until the pandemic is over?
Is it safe for my child to have visitors in the hospital?
What should I do if my child develops symptoms of COVID-19?
Can I stay with my child in the hospital if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
What will happen if my child or any family members may have been exposed to COVID-19 and has to come in for scheduled treatment?
Will my child be tested for COVID-19?
Is my child able to attend school?
Additional Guidance for Families
Since this is an evolving situation, please refer to the following resources for the most updated information. We will update these recommendations as new information becomes available: