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School Ventilation: A Vital Tool to Reduce COVID-19 Spread

School Ventilation: A Vital Tool to Reduce COVID-19 Spread | report cover
Authors:
Paula J. Olsiewski, Richard Bruns, Gigi Kwik Gronvall, William P. Bahnfleth, Gunnar Mattson, Christina Potter, Rachel A. Vahey
Date posted:
May 26, 2021
Publication type:
Report
Publisher:
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
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Introduction:

Many kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) schools in the United States do not have good ventilation. This is a longstanding problem with demonstrably negative effects on student learning. We can and should act to fix this to ensure good indoor air quality for all students, educators, and school staff. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important that ventilation problems in K-12 schools be addressed now. Along with other mitigation measures, improvements in ventilation in K-12 schools can decrease the risk of SARS-CoV-2 spread.

 

 

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