Updated - June 2020
Since posting the original set of ASTRO FAQs and Clinical Recommendations for COVID-19 on March 17, hospitals, clinicians and radiation oncology practices have learned how to efficiently function in the face of a pandemic and to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. Although much of the initial guidance is essentially unchanged, other areas have evolved with time and should be updated. Likewise, new scenarios have emerged that deserve further elucidation. The ASTRO COVID-19 Work Group has reviewed the relevant online sources, as well as reaching out to select academic institutions for this update. Portions of the original Summary, as well as FAQs #5 and #12, have been updated to reflect current practice. As always, it is important to understand that one size does not fit all. Our intent is to guide, not to dictate; to counsel broadly; and to aid our colleagues across all practice environments, from academic to free-standing facilities. Please continue to send questions and suggestions, including links to COVID-19-related publications and helpful websites.
View the original FAQs