surgery center information:

COVID-19 testing

All patients are tested for COVID-19 prior to surgery, and screened for symptoms on the day of surgery. Symptomatic or patients that test positive will be rescheduled for surgery on a later date.

Staff and physicians are screened daily on arrival and instructed to stay home if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19 or become symptomatic.

nonessential visitors and family members during COVID-19 pandemic:

During the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to protect all patients, employees and physicians who enter the surgery center from potential infection. Many individuals with COVID-19 are asymptomatic and thus may pass clinical screening measures.

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Non-essential visitors or family members are not permitted entry to the surgery center.
  • Exceptions: When a patient is a minor, requires the attendance of a caregiver for clinical or psychological reasons, cognitively impaired, or requires an interpreter. Other exceptions will be reviewed by the Medical Director on a case-by-case basis.
  • All permitted visitors are required to exercise hand hygiene and wear a facility - provided mask.

additional information:

recommendations to prevent illness overall include the following:

  • Wash hands with soap and water hand washing 4818792 640
  • If soap and water not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Follow shelter-in-place order
  • Unless you work in an essential business, only leave your home for essential errands, such as purchasing groceries or picking up medications
  • Practice social distancing—stay 6 feet from others—when you need to be away from your home

For more on coronavirus, we encourage you to visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Also, the Alameda County Public Health Department is an excellent local resource, and they have coronavirus information at

If you have questions or concerns about coronavirus, call your primary care physician. For all life-threatening emergencies, call your nearest emergency department for further instruction.

CDC coronavirus self-checker

Worried that you may have COVID-19? When should you seek medical care? The Coronavirus Self-Checker will ask you questions to establish illness and location, and recommendations for next steps, which could include calling 9-1-1 or staying home and contacting your doctor.

Try the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker by clicking here and then clicking on the “Coronavirus Self-Checker” button.

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