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COVID-19 Q&A Forum

Forum articles consist of pertinent questions and answers to COVID-19 as it relates to the practice of occupational and environmental medicine.

Disclaimer: The Forum does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. Such advice should be obtained directly from a physician and/or attorney. Questions are answered with the best available data or recommendations at the time. 

This content is peer-reviewed by the ACOEM COVID-19 Workgroup: Beth Baker, MD, MPH; Michael Fischman, MD, MPH; Judith Green McKenzie, MD, MPH; Phil Harber, MD, MPH; Natalie Hartenbaum, MD, MPH; Marilyn Howarth, MD; Warner Hudson, MD; Michael Levine, MD, MPH; Gordon Manin, MD, MPH; Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH; Gregg Stave, MD, JD, MPH; and Melanie Swift, MD, MPH

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Questions are curated from the OEM community and through the COVID-19 Ask the Experts online form. Similar questions may be combined. The COVID-19 Q&A Forum is edited by Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH and Michael Fischman, MD, MPH. For inquiries, please email

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What do you recommend in terms of office-based testing for SARS-CoV-2 in the occupational medicine ambulatory practice setting?

Question W1, Version 1.0, July 8, 2020