The highest priority of the RMA Network of fertility clinics is the health and safety of our patients and employees. To respect the safety of all, we ask everyone to follow the CDC’s recommendation to wear cloth face coverings when entering an RMA office.
RMA remains open and operating at full capacity.
We are seeing new patients via telehealth and in-person appointments. All fertility services are available, including IVF, IUI, and all other procedures.
RMA has a comprehensive COVID-19 risk mitigation plan to combat the spread of Covid-19. We are actively monitoring patients and staff for COVID-19 exposures and symptoms. If an RMA employee tests positive for Coronavirus, we will notify any patients who may have had a direct encounter with an asymptomatic individual. Given we are using appropriate personal protective equipment, we believe there is minimal risk of exposure to patients.
RMA New Jersey and Lehigh Valley Update – October 5, 2021
Fully vaccinated patients are now exempt from routine and pre-operative COVID testing.
Here’s how it works:
Send in proof of your vaccination, along with identifying information (full name, email, phone, and date of birth) to [email protected].
We’re accepting vaccination proof in the following forms:
- The CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card issued to the vaccine recipient by the vaccination site or an electronic or physical copy of the same.
- Official record from the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) or other state immunization registry.
- Record from a health care provider’s portal/medical record system on official letterhead signed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, registered nurse, or pharmacist.
- A military immunization or health record from the United States Armed Forces.
- Docket mobile phone application record or any state-specific application that produces a digital health record.
Symptomatic patients will be tested for COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status.
RMA New Jersey Update – August 20, 2021
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently put into place Executive Order 252 which mandates all Healthcare Workers in Ambulatory Surgery Centers or Family Planning Sites be fully vaccinated or have weekly testing for coronavirus by September 7, 2021. By this date, all RMA New Jersey employees will be fully vaccinated or have mandatory weekly testing for coronavirus. Please contact your care team with any questions.
RMA New Jersey Update – July 16, 2021
In accordance with New Jersey State mandate, RMA New Jersey requires masks in all of our facilities.
For the safety of our patients, visitors, and employees face masks are still required for all individuals visiting our practices and surgical centers.
Masks must be worn even if you are fully vaccinated. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has emphasized that the new masking recommendations for fully vaccinated people do not apply to health care facilities.
RMA New Jersey Update – May 17, 2021
As of Tuesday, May 25th RMA New Jersey will, in accordance with NJ Administrative Order 2021-11, allow a support person for pregnancy-related office visits.
Per the orders FAQ document, fertility care is included in the definition of pregnancy-related care. Therefore, we will be allowing support persons to accompany patients for all office appointments.
Please note that the regulations for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (EO 20-016) have not changed.
Support persons are still not permitted in the ASC and therefore cannot be present for retrievals or transfers. However, they are permitted to accompany the patient for sign-in and may rejoin them upon discharge.
- To respect the safety of all our patients and staff, RMA is asking everyone to follow the CDC’s recommendation for wearing cloth face coverings when entering an RMA office. Learn how to make a mask at home.
- Patients must come alone to morning monitoring, as well as egg retrieval and transfer. We will do our best to ensure that we supply supplemental materials to patients to share with their partners during this process.
- We have extended morning monitoring hours to allow for social distancing.
- We are taking extra cleaning precautions in between patients.
- We are screening patients for COVID-19 before entry into RMA.
- Please call the office if you have a cold, cough, and/or fever before coming into the office.
WHAT SHOULD WOMEN DESIRING TO UNDERGO FERTILITY TREATMENT DO?
COVID-19 spreads mostly through person-to-person contact within about a 6-foot (1.8 meters) radius, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People with COVID-19 spread viral particles through coughing and sneezing. The particles can land in the mouths or noses of those nearby. It might also be possible to catch COVID-19 by touching a surface where the virus has recently landed and then touching one’s mouth, nose or eyes. Ethanol, hydrogen-peroxide, or bleach-based cleaners are effective at killing coronaviruses that do survive on surfaces.
We recommend our patients follow CDC guidelines at work, during their daily activities, and their visits to our clinics:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid handshaking.
- Put distance (6 feet or more) between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow.
- Follow CDC guidelines for travel.
- If you have symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath) or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 infection, please stay home, call your primary care physician and inform us.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM UNDERGOING FERTILITY TREATMENT?
If you are currently in any phase of treatment and are asymptomatic (i.e. not showing any signs of COVID-19 illness), and have not had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, your treatment can continue as planned.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM UNDERGOING FERTILITY TREATMENT AND I DEVELOP SYMPTOMS?
If you are currently in any phase of treatment and become symptomatic (i.e. fever, cough, shortness of breath), we will change your plan. This will be done on a case by case basis. Please stay home, call your primary care provider, and alert us immediately if you notice these symptoms. This is for your benefit as well as to protect the health and safety of other patients and your care providers.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM UNDERGOING FERTILITY TREATMENT AND I LEARN THAT SOMEONE I HAD CONTACT WITHIN THE PAST 14 DAYS WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A COVID-19 INFECTION?
If you are currently in any phase of treatment and learn that you have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 infection, stay home, call your primary care provider, and alert us immediately. This is for your benefit as well as to protect the health and safety of other patients and your care providers. We will monitor your progress and adjust your care plan accordingly.
SHOULD I TRAVEL IF I AM PLANNING TO OR CURRENTLY UNDERGOING FERTILITY TREATMENT?
- We recommend avoiding all non-essential travel during infertility treatment.
- If you must travel, we ask you to follow CDC guidelines
For more information about the Coronavirus please visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus