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Recommendations Concerning Surgery Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Resurgence

October 28, 2020 10:31 AM | Jim Ireland

With the resurgence across the country of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) case numbers across the country, our societal vigilance on physical distancing and personal protection must be maintained and strengthened while waiting for the availability of safe and effective vaccines as well as other preventative and therapeutic measures. As we head into the coming months, the American College of Surgeons believes there should be a consistent policy that protects essential medical services including surgery.

Surgeons have been at the forefront of patient care throughout the pandemic, redeploying to care for patients in intensive care units and emergency departments, as well as leading hospital responses to responding to COVID-19. Surgeons continue to care for COVID-19 patients while also handling surgical patient care.

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