Coronavirus Disease 2019 State Guidelines on Elective Surgery

Considerations for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Benjamin A. Sarac, BS; Anna R. Schoenbrunner, MD, MAS; Stelios C. Wilson, MD; Ernest S. Chiu, MD; Jeffrey E. Janis, MD


Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(5):e2904 

In This Article


Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia (71%) published guidance for healthcare providers that came in the form of either a mandate or a recommendation.[4–39] Characteristics of the date of announcement, implementation, and end date are shown in Table 1. Of the 36 with published guidance, 18 contain specific guidance.[5–8,10,14,16,18–21,24,25,28,30,31,33,38] Table 2 summarizes the specific guidance because it relates to plastic and reconstructive surgery.