For patients having surgery at Surgery Center Cedar Rapids or St. Luke's Hospital
Mercy Medical Center guidelines may vary
Asymptomatic, mild symptoms, or non-respiratory symptoms with a COVID positive test - patient must be scheduled 4 weeks out from the date of the positive test.
Moderate symptoms including cough or dyspnea with no hospitalization or comorbid conditions with a positive COVID test - must be scheduled 6 weeks out from the date of the positive test.
Symptomatic patient who is diabetic, immunocompromised, or hospitalized with a positive COVID test - must be scheduled 8-10 weeks from the date of the positive COVID test.
Patient who was admitted to an intensive care unit due to COVID-19 infection - must be scheduled 12 weeks out from hospital discharge.
Household contact positive COVID-19 and if able to quarantine from the household contact outside the home - patient will be scheduled 14 days from the last exposure to the household contact.
Household contact positive COVID-19 and unable to quarantine from the household contact - patient can be scheduled 24 days from the household contact’s positive test.
Universal testing is required for all patients without regard to vaccination status. If surgery is within 90 days from a documented COVID-19 infection, no testing will be performed.
These timelines should not be considered definitive, each patient’s preoperative risk assessment should be individualized and will be determined by the facility for exact scheduling timelines.