COVID-19 UPDATE: Covid-19 testing is not a requirement as of June 10, 2021

06.12.2021 | Category, News

Covid-19 testing is not a requirement as of June 10, 2021

The office of K. Alex Kim, M.D. and Brooks Surgery Center
no longer require a Covid-19 test prior to surgery. The
covid-19 test is required only in the following situations
according to the current CDC recommendations:

1.People who have symptoms of COVID-19.

2.Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a
total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with
someone with confirmed COVID-19.

3.Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms do not
need to be tested following an exposure to someone with
COVID-19.

4. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the
past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested
following an exposure as long as they do not develop new
symptoms.

5. People who have taken part in activities that put them at
higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically
distance as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel,
attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded
or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.

6. People who have been asked or referred to get tested by
their healthcare provider, or state, tribal, , or territorial health
department.

7.CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms
of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or
prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms
or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away
from others pending test results and follow the advice of your
health care provider or a public health professional.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are tested positive
for Covid-19 prior to surgery, surgery will be postponed
until you become asymptomatic.

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