Int J Sports Med 2021; 42(09): 789-793
DOI: 10.1055/a-1283-6256
Training & Testing

Re-Opening Exercise Science Laboratories and Testing During the Covid-19 Endemic Phase

Donald R Dengel
School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Nicholas G Evanoff
School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced primary/grade schools and university closings as well as forced the suspension of a number of medical and laboratory testing procedures. Exercise science laboratories whether in clinical, research or educational locations were also forced to pause testing procedures. As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside in some areas of the world, exercise science laboratories are contemplating how to create a safe environment to resume some laboratory testing activities. In this article, we present suggestions for how exercise science laboratories can open and create a safe environment for subjects, laboratory personnel and equipment upon reopening.

Publication History

Received: 07 August 2020

Accepted: 23 September 2020

Article published online:
19 October 2020

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