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:
- Patients who have had COVID-19 infection, are 6 weeks from their day of diagnosis, and are symptom-free (No change from prior policy.)
- 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
- 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
- Patients undergoing elective local procedures and are COVID-19 symptom-free
- Patients undergoing elective diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and elective PCI and are COVID-19 symptom-free (not attended by anesthesia)
- 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.