ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #15
May 19, 2021
We remain steadfast in our guidance that to promote safety and protect health, patients and staff should get fully vaccinated, wear masks, and be tested for COVID when necessary. Widespread vaccination will, over time, reduce the need for wearing masks and social distancing.
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- COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for women who are contemplating pregnancy or who are pregnant to minimize risks to themselves and their pregnancy.
- Physicians continue to play a crucial role in encouraging vaccination among their staff and their patients.
- We support the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) strong recommendation that everyone present in a healthcare setting wear a mask.
- Where permissible, we support partners attending reproductive health appointments as long as they are wearing a mask and are asymptomatic. State, local, institution, and clinic rules and guidelines supersede this guidance.
For almost a century, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has been the global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education. ASRM impacts reproductive care and science worldwide by creating funding opportunities for advancing reproduction research and discovery, by providing evidence-based education and public health information, and by advocating for reproductive health care professionals and the patients they serve. With members in more than 100 countries, the Society is headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional operations in Birmingham, AL. www.asrm.org
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