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

Because many of you are experiencing the effects of the novel coronavirus and have questions about how to handle the anticipated onslaught of cases, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has developed a twice-weekly newsletter from the Bulletin to keep you informed and updated on best practices. The information in the newsletter was conceived and compiled by members of the ACS Board of Regents and Officers and is published under the aegis of our Division of Integrated Communications. During this time, we will be pausing My ACS NewsScope and ACS NewsScope. We will resume publication of these newsletters when the demand for information regarding COVID-19 slows. In the meantime, we anticipate you will find this newsletter useful in providing optimal care to your patients.

In this first issue of COVID-19 Updates, we provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding management of COVID patients, links to journal articles addressing the topic, and federal and regulatory updates, and other updates on the issue.

Our goal is to keep you informed on how to address this ever-evolving pandemic using the best available information. The Regents and staff look forward to receiving your feedback. 


The American College of Surgeons is committed to providing the surgical community with information that can guide quality care during the COVID-19 global health pandemic. College leadership and others review information before it is released. However, given the nature of the situation and how quickly the science is evolving, what is presently thought to be accurate may change. Information will be updated whenever possible.