While early efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic focused on sanitizing surfaces, the focus quickly turned to the role played by airflow through facilities. As a result, scrutiny continues to mount for HVAC system performance and the equipment’s role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Recently, the former head of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicated his belief that many employers are not taking adequate measures to address the real risks for COVID-19 in the workplace, according to JD Supra. Dr. David Michaels said that in addition to droplet and surface transmission, the virus may become airborne for extended periods of time.

 

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