Early experience with universal preprocedural testing for SARS-CoV-2 in a relatively low-prevalence area.

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We implemented universal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) testing of patients undergoing surgical procedures as a means to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE). The rate of asymptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was <0.5%, which suggests that early local public health interventions were successful. Although our protocol was resource intensive, it prevented exposures to healthcare team members.

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10.1017/ice.2020.398

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Lewis, Sarah S, Becky A Smith, Ibukunoluwa C Akinboyo, Jessica Seidelman, Cameron Wolfe, Allan B Kirk, Gavin Martin, Thomas Denny, et al. (2020). Early experience with universal preprocedural testing for SARS-CoV-2 in a relatively low-prevalence area. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. pp. 1–3. 10.1017/ice.2020.398 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/21993.

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