Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, there has been uncertainty about the importance of different routes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease. The EPA states that evidence now confirms the virus can remain airborne for a longer period and travel further distances than originally thought. As a result, the spread of COVID-19 via airborne particles in indoor environments is now an even more important concern.
Based on the evolving science, it is increasing clear that management of healthy indoor air quality is a critical step in controlling COVID-19 transmission and establishing the confidence that we need to return to offices, schools and entertainment venues. Watch TRC’s indoor air quality experts Dave Elam, Harry Neill and Leo Tramm discuss how the integration of cleaning and disinfecting practices, ventilation systems operation and indoor air quality measurements can provide the framework for the safe operation and occupation of indoor environments.
- Development and implementation of effective cleaning and disinfecting programs
- Evaluating and improving the performance of ventilation equipment
- Environmental sampling strategies for SARS-CoV-2 residuals
- Continuous monitoring systems for measurement of indoor air quality parameters
- Documenting and sharing performance data