Positive Testing for Surgical/Procedural Patients FAQ

  • What does a positive test mean?
    • You have infection with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and though asymptomatic you could be contagious to others.
  • What should I do if my test is positive?
    • Self-quarantine for 14 days. This means you should stay at home and avoid close contact with other people as much as possible. Wear a mask when contact with others is required. Wash your hands and clean common surfaces like door knobs frequently. Notify individuals with whom you have had close contact, particularly without a mask on and within 6 feet.
  • Will my surgery be cancelled?
    • Your surgeon will decide whether to cancel or delay your surgery and will notify you of the decision.
  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
    • The most common symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, and loss of taste/smell.
  • What should I do if I develop symptoms?
    • Call your primary care provider for recommendations and begin to self-isolate at home unless advised by physician to seek additional medical treatment.

June 11, 2020