A Regional Canadian Expert Consensus on recommendations for restoring exercise and pulmonary function testing in low and moderate-high community COVID-19 prevalence settings

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Nov 20;1-9. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1339. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Exercise and spirometry testing are associated with coughing, exhaled respiratory droplets and aerosol generation. The risk of SARS-CoV2 transmission associated with these procedures are unknown. We developed a SARS-CoV2-specific consensus guidance document involving key stakeholders for restoring pulmonary diagnostic services, incorporating a patient and community-level risk stratified approach.