Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says surgery centers and hospitals will be able to start rescheduling delayed surgeries if they meet specific criteria.
These medical centers must have proper personal protective equipment, testing to make sure the patient is Covid-19 negative and enough overall bed and ICU availability in case of surge in coronavirus patients, Pritzker said.
Pritzker said the exact guidelines will be announced by the Illinois Department of Health. Surgeries can begin May 1, he said.