In light of increased COVID-19 vaccination rates, increased availability of N95 respirators, decreased community incidence of COVID-19 infections, and decreased COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, Duke Health will discontinue pre-procedure and pre-operative COVID-19 testing in June for patients not requiring admission. This document gives more detail about N95 use in peri-operative and procedures spaces and includes an FAQ. Effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021, only gastroenterology pre-operative and pre-procedural COVID-19 testing will be discontinued. Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, all other pre-operative and pre-procedural COVID-19 testing will be discontinued as well. Uploaded 05.28.21.
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