Doctors getting ready for preop visits as state lifts ban on elective surgery

A sign on a door of a clinic reads "Stop!"
A sign posted to the entrance of the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic in downtown Minneapolis asks patients who may have COVID-19 to return to their car or home and call the clinic. Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday announced a new executive order that allows elective surgeries and nonemergency dental procedures to resume.
Courtesy of Jon Hallberg

Gov. Tim Walz announced a new executive order Tuesday that will allow for elective procedures and dental work to resume.

Dr. Jon Hallberg, medical director of the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic, said he and his colleagues are gearing up to safely provide preoperative evaluations for people who will undergo surgery. The process will include a COVID-19 test.

To hear more on this and what else is happening in the clinic these days, click play on the audio player above.

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