ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Reopening Guide for Schools, Universities

July 23, 2020

As schools prepare to reopen for the fall academic year, the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed HVAC systems operation guidance to help mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The guidance includes checklists such as starting up HVAC systems prior to occupancy and checks and verifications to maintain during the academic year. The guidance addresses determining building readiness, filtration upgrades, facility design recommendations and controlling infection outbreak in school facilities.

Link to more information and guidelines:  https://www.ashrae.org/about/news/2020/ashrae-introduces-updated-reopening-guide-for-schools-and-universities

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