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Pre-procedural Testing

With the lower incidence of COVID-19 and the increasing vaccinations of the community, the pre-procedural testing requirements are being adjusted as follows:

Effective Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the following procedures/surgeries and patients will NOT require COVID-19 testing prior to their date of service:

  1. Patients who have had COVID-19 infection, are 6 weeks from their day of diagnosis, and are symptom-free (No change from prior policy.)
  2. Patients who have been doubly vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, are 14 days out from the second vaccination, and are COVID-19 symptom-free regardless of procedure/surgery
  3. Patients who have been vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are 14 days out from the date of vaccination, and are COVID-19 symptom-free
  4. Patients undergoing elective local procedures and are COVID-19 symptom-free
  5. Patients undergoing elective diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and elective PCI and are COVID-19 symptom-free (not attended by anesthesia)
  6. Patients undergoing elective percutaneous endovascular procedures utilizing only mild sedation, not attended by anesthesia, and are COVID-19 symptom-free. 

Performing physicians must document in the admitting H&P that the patient has received the COVID-19 vaccine and the date of the last vaccination.

Please Note: This does not obviate staff from wearing appropriate PPE and maintaining safe practices.

March 22, 2021