COVID-19 Protocol for Foot and Ankle SurgeonsApproved by the Board of Directors July 2022
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Considering the ongoing health concerns with COVID-19, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons supports the direction taken by American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC).
Policymakers are continuously creating new ways to respond to the pandemic and regulatory agencies announce changes frequently. ACFAS encourages members to refer to federal, state and local resources for the latest guidelines.
There should be a continued assessment of new data and testing methods, as well as the most current treatment options available. It would be practical to review this regularly and update within your local/regional hospitals and surgical centers. It is important for you as a foot and ankle surgeon to stay in contact with your hospitals and outpatient surgical centers to be informed of the CDC guidelines and other regulations at the state, regional, county and local levels. These guidelines may supersede our recommendations.