A Summary of Recommendations for Plastic Surgeons During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

Anna R. Schoenbrunner, MD; Benjamin A. Sarac, BS; Jeffrey E. Janis, MD


Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(7):e3039 

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Recommendations issued by state governing bodies pertaining to elective surgery are reviewed as of April 28, 2020. We also reviewed national society and federal guidelines pertaining to elective surgeries affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the variability in enforceability and terminology used by different states, the term recommendations will be used in this article when discussing state communications about elective surgery practices during the COVID-19 outbreak.