Badass SARS-CoV-2 Screening Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Published by Beth Campbell Duke on

Badass SARS-CoV-2 Screening Questions

Why Patients and Care Partners Need to Ask SARS CoV-2 Screening Questions

Our public health officials now expect each of us as individuals to assess our own exposure risks to SARS-CoV-2. At the same time, public health has lifted most protections and restricted access to testing. COVID-19 briefings have been reduced as well. The best way for us to assess risk before going to a medical appointment is to ask our own SARS-CoV-2 screening questions.

To avoid disease caused by an airborne virus, “Job One” is to not breathe in the pathogen.

The best way to avoid the virus in indoor spaces is to minimize the levels of virus in the air we breathe by:

  • wearing well-fitting, high-filtering masks and
  • paying attention to air quality.

This is called ‘Source Control‘ and it includes protections such as mask wearing, rapid testing, protecting others while infectious, monitoring air quality, and filtering the air. These are what the badass SARS CoV-2 screening questions ask about.

Individuals have some control over some of these factors, but much of our SARS-CoV-2 safety depends on others. When we ask these badass questions, we may not get the answers we want to hear at first. When we ask questions before we go to a medical appointment, we will start a discussion that can create safer healthcare spaces for patients and professionals.

Ask the Badass SARS-CoV-2 Screening Questions

You can check out the “badass” list of SARS Co-V-2 screening in one of two ways:

Update: We also now carry our own portable NDIR C02 monitor and stay at appointments as long as the C02 level is 1000 ppm or below.

Check out the handout we use. You can copy the Google Doc and update it for your own needs:

Is Your Clinic or Medical Office Listed?

If you enter the responses you receive using the online form, they will be automatically added to a Google Sheets spreadsheet.

You can find the spreadsheet here:

Please get in touch with me if you’d like some help getting a clinic or medical office entered. You can email me at


Beth Campbell Duke

Beth is a science educator and family caregiver for her husband, Tony, and her parents. She's busy developing programs and materials to help other patients and family caregivers navigate the healthcare system and tell their stories. Beth's biggest wish is to see the healthcare system incorporate 'trauma-informed care' into its workplaces to address the growing number of healthcare providers, patients and family caregivers experiencing primary and secondary trauma.