I am a cancer patient. What should I do to protect myself from COVID-19?
Because cancer treatments weaken the body's immune system, cancer patients are among those at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 The CDC recommends that people at higher risk for COVID-19:
Should I wear a face mask?
If you are a cancer patient, you should only wear a face mask if your care provider has recommended that you do so because you are at high risk for infection from causes other than COVID-19. If your care provider has not made this recommendation and you are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you should not wear a face mask.
I need to fly to Mayo Clinic for chemotherapy. Is it safe to do so?
This is a rapidly evolving situation with significant potential for travel restrictions and advisories. Depending on your circumstances, your care team may recommend that you seek care closer to home or seek temporary housing close to your Mayo Clinic location. Talk to your care team about what is best for you.
I need to travel to Mayo Clinic to participate in a cancer clinical trial. Is it safe to do so?
Talk to your study team about any concerns you have about traveling to participate in a clinical trial.