• SPECIAL NOTIFICATION - TrafficWise - Breath Alcohol Testing During Outbreak

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    March 26, 2020


    To: Breath Alcohol Testing Operators and Senior Operators
    From: Jeanna Walock, Program Administrator Alcohol, and Drug Testing Program
    Date: March 18, 2020

    Subject: Breath Alcohol Testing During Outbreak

    In order to protect ourselves and our communities, please continue to conduct breath alcohol tests as usual.  Thorough hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of viruses when we are not able to minimize contact with others, as is often the case for public safety personnel.  When handwashing facilities are not accessible and hand sanitizer is used instead, do so AWAY from the breath test instrument.  Hand sanitizer vapor in the environment of the breath test instrument can cause an Ambient Fail exception.

    The risk of virus transmission associated with conducting a breath test is similar to the risk associated with any face to face interaction, such as a traffic stop.

    To view the complete notice regarding Breath Alcohol Testing During Outbreak from the Ohio Department of Health, click here.

    If you have questions, contact the Alcohol and Drug Testing Program at BADT@odh.ohio.gov or call (614) 644-4609.