Quoted from a message ACOEM President Stephen A. Fangos, MD, MPH, FACOEM released yesterday:

 

"during the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) believes it is prudent to suspend spirometry testing in the workplace, unless it is determined to be clinically essential, due to the significant risk of transmitting COVID-19. Spirometry tests require performance of a forced expiratory maneuver which could spread droplets in the air if an infected person is tested, even if asymptomatic."

 

We sincerely hope that our friends and clients take the necessary precautions to keep COVID-19 from spreading any further.

 

You can read the full advisory here: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/ACOEM-Advises-Suspension-of-Routine-Occupational-Spirometry-Testing-During-COVID-19-Pandemic.html?soid=1102647720683&aid=idWxyX21cJ4