Fertility Storage Solutions by Ovation® is carefully tracking the global situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and has plans in place to mitigate the impact of the virus on our operations and the patients who depend on them.
The safety of our patients and their reproductive materials, as well as that of our employees and partner physicians, is our utmost concern. At this time, the virus has not affected our team members or our operations, and we do not anticipate any interruption of services.
Because this virus is so new, little is known about its potential impact on reproductive materials, such as eggs, sperm or embryos. While we believe that the risk within our facilities is low, we are enacting specific new policies to help prevent the spread of the virus.
At all Fertility Storage Solutions facilities, we have added extra screening procedures for visitors and employees. All visitors must provide information about recent travel and any respiratory or other symptoms they may be experiencing or have recently experienced. Individuals who are ill, have recently been ill or have recently traveled to certain areas experiencing an outbreak, will not be permitted access.
While FSS facilities consistently and continuously follow the strictest disinfection and sterilization protocols, we are increasing our vigilance with additional practices, such as regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces in office areas. Employees showing any symptoms of illness, or who believe they may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, will quarantine at home until cleared by a medical professional to return to work.
The FSS team has an excellent stock of essential supplies, disinfection products and personal protective equipment, and does not anticipate any supply-related interruption in services.
At this time, FSS anticipates regular operations to continue without disruption, at all of our storage facilities. If that status should change, updates will be provided here.