Management of endoscopes, endoscope reprocessing, and storage areas during the COVID-19 Pandemic 20 Apr, 2020

This document provides best practice recommendations with respect to endoscope handling, endoscope reprocessing, and storage area management during the Covid-19 pandemic. As more evidences become available, some of these suggestions may require subsequent updates. 

This publication is the result of different Societies joint: the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endsocopy (ASGE), the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA), the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).