The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed how we use our indoor spaces. The pandemic caused people to leave communal indoor spaces like offices, colleges and schools, to work and learn from their homes until vaccines became widely available. As employees return to work, and students return to schools and colleges, it is crucial to ensure that they are returning to environments where pathogens will not proliferate, especially those that cause respiratory diseases. For building owners and managers, there are three key approaches to achieving this. First, the ventilation of the indoor space must be assessed to determine whether it is sufficient. Second, adequate filtration must be used, both to prevent pathogen recirculation by a ventilation system and to supplement ventilation systems that are insufficient. Third, proper measures must be adopted to ensure that high touch, high exposure and filtration surfaces are regularly sanitized.

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August 4, 2022
Issues & Trends Track: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Therese M. Baer, P.E.
Andre Alphonso, EIT