Healthcare workers have been the real heroes of the pandemic. There are many reasons why healthcare workers around the world have been consistently identified as the top priority in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. As countries work to protect hospital workers and healthcare providers, we need to do more to protect them until they’re all safe. Continue reading “Healthcare Workers And Air Purification”
As temperatures drop across the country, restaurants are scrambling to come up with solutions that will bring patrons back safely. We’ve got a blueprint to help.
There’s more data on the safety of getting students back in the classroom. How can we ensure millions of families stay safe? Air purification and masks. But it may not be that simple. Continue reading “Masks + Air Purification = Safer Schools”
Ventilation can help us all breathe easier. Buildings across the country have been working hard to bring workers and students back safely. Schools have had a unique opportunity to get things right; time. How have schools done with the summer months to reopen?
In April, New York City was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and the world. For weeks, its healthcare system was held together by sheer determination, with millions of people observing strict lockdown guidelines to flatten the curve. One of the earliest moves was to close schools across the city, a reaction that put a strain on all residents. The strain was worth it. Today, New York City and indeed New York state seems to be one of the most successful locations to have dealt with its outbreak.
However, all of that progress could be put into jeopardy over the coming weeks. Tens of thousands of students are heading back to school in-person. Earlier this summer, school officials pushed back the official start of face-to-face instruction to give educators and administration more time to adjust, test, and prepare. Just this week, however, twenty-one schools across the city advised teachers to stay home. Staff had been reporting to schools to prepare for school and to undergo annual professional development classes.
There is optimism that even the worst of those twenty-one schools could still be safe by the September 21 back-to-school date. The administration is working with a number of local contractors to make the necessary ventilation and HVAC improvements necessary to get those facilities up to the COVID-19 standards now in place.
While children currently account for just 3.3% of New York City’s coronavirus cases, that low rate of illness is likely thanks to such quick school closures and strict guidelines that canceled everything from class to team sports to events. To get back to school safely, proper HVAC and ventilation systems, including adequate air purification fixtures, will be vital.
At Keen, we’ve been working with Michigan schools and businesses to keep people safe. To learn more, call us today to schedule your COVID-19 consultation.
Just how much of an impact do HVAC systems play on the transmission of COVID-19? More studies are finding that the role could be critical as North America transitions from summer to fall. Continue reading “COVID-19 And Indoor Transmission”
This fall, Americans are going to one place. Polls on Election Day? Schools? Offices? All of those are, in one sense, the same destination: inside. Continue reading “Ventilation Plays A Critical Role As Nation Heads Back Indoors”
Schools and universities across the country have different reopening plans, different strategies and, as is already clear, vastly different levels of success in welcoming back students. This is just the beginning. Continue reading “Safety For This Semester And Beyond”
Schools need to be ready. With tens of thousands of students already back in classrooms and millions more going back over the next few weeks, cities around the country are scrambling to do protect students and staff. Continue reading “Schools Scramble To Open Safely”
We’re a part of something bigger. Across the country, businesses and schools are realizing just how important air purification is in the fight to reopen the nation safely. Here are a few of those stories. Continue reading “Air Purification Updates From Around The Country”
Students and parents around the country are anxious about returning to school. We’re helping to keep one local school breathe a little easier in the last weeks of summer vacation. Continue reading “Schools Reopening: TC Central Breathes Safely”