Local spikes in COVID-19 cases: Recommendations for maintaining otolaryngology clinic operations
American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Clinic; COVID; COVID-19; Otolaryngology; SARS-CoV-2
© 2020 Elsevier Inc. The Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented economic and public health crisis in the United States. Following efforts to mitigate disease spread, with a significant decline in some regions, many states began reopening their economies. As social distancing guidelines were relaxed and businesses opened, local outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to place person on healthcare systems. Among medical specialties, otolaryngologists and their staff are among the highest at risk for becoming exposed to COVID-19. As otolaryngologists prepare to weather the storm of impending local surges in COVID-19 infections there are several practical measures that can be taken to mitigate the risk to ourselves and our staff.
Benito, D., Pasick, L., Mulcahy, C., Rajasekaran, K., Todd-Hesham, H., Joshi, A., Goodman, J., & Thakkar, P. (2020). Local spikes in COVID-19 cases: Recommendations for maintaining otolaryngology clinic operations. American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, 41 (6). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102688