Cleveland Clinic postponing nonessential surgeries until Nov. 20

Posted at 1:17 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 13:17:34-05

CLEVELAND — Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio, the Cleveland Clinic announced Friday that it is extending its postponement of nonessential surgeries until next week.

“It is important to understand that our hospitals remain safe and open to care for our community. Urgent and emergent surgeries — such as heart, cancer and neurological cases — and outpatient surgeries will continue as scheduled,” the Cleveland Clinic said.

Nonessential surgeries have been postponed through Nov. 20.

“We will reevaluate our scheduled surgical cases on an ongoing basis,” the hospital said.

Prior to Friday’s announcement, the Cleveland Clinic had postponed surgeries through Monday, Nov. 16.

“We are extremely concerned about the rise in cases in our community, and we urge the public to limit the spread of the virus by remaining vigilant in wearing masks, social distancing, and washing your hands,” the Cleveland Clinic said.

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