American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes


The guidelines are meant to serve patients based on estimates of risk for average patients (in terms of clinical condition, patient health, hospital resource availability) associated with each strategy.

  • These should not be considered rigid guidelines, and are not intended to supplant clinical judgment or the development of consensus regarding institutional approaches to treatment.There is a great deal of uncertainty around this evolving pandemic and information may change rapidly.
  • It is possible that the strategies outlined in this document may change as our understanding of unique challenges that COVID-19 poses within each country, state, and healthcare environment evolves.