We are pleased to pass on the news that the DHHS has given us permission to proceed with elective surgery in regional areas. This allows us to start orthopaedic surgery , and we look forward to caring for our patients again. However, we amust keep in mind the public health aspects of the pandemic are still with us- such as resource protection, and we applaud a cautious beginning. Infectious viruses do not discriminate, and a COVID 3rd wave remains a possibility. Please contact your surgeon if you have further questions, and continue to follow health advice.