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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

AORN Tool Kit

Last Updated: April 12, 2021

AORN continues to monitor the coronavirus status and has provided the tool kit below with regularly updated links to important resources to support decision-making in your perioperative practice. For AORN clinical guidance, please go to our COVID-19 Support page.

As the COVID-19 surge wanes in different parts of the country, patients’ pent-up demand to resume elective surgeries will be immense. To ensure patients can have elective surgeries as soon as safely possible, a roadmap to guide readiness, prioritization and scheduling has been developed by Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and American  Hospital Association (AHA).

Read the Roadmap

Leadership Skills


Infection Prevention and Control 

General Guidance

Environmental Cleaning


Perioperative Guidance


Self-Care Strategies


PPE Selection and Use

Reprocessing PPE



Protective Clothing