Hospitals plan cautious restart to elective procedures as COVID-19 wanes

“Around the country, everybody is talking about reopening as early as this week,” Arnold Seto, MD (UC Irvine Medical Center/Long Beach VA Medical Center, CA), told TCTMD. “In the more conservative [Veterans Affairs] system, we’re talking about June. People are starting to adjust to this being the new normal where it might not be a short-term crisis but something that we’ll all have to get used to, a marathon instead of a sprint, and that’s how we’ll approach this.”