When windows cannot be opened, classrooms could run portable HEPA filters, which are capable of trapping viruses this small, and which sell for as little as a few hundred dollars. Marr advises schools to measure airflow rates in each classroom, upgrade filters in the HVAC system to MERV 13 or higher (these are air filter grades), and aspire to meet or exceed ASHRAE (the professional society that provides HVAC guidance and standards) standards.

This is a really interesting article. I am not sure how long I could keep windows open in my classroom as we move through autumn into winter.

3 thoughts on “Read: Why Aren’t We Talking More About Ventilation?

  1. I could keep my windows open all year round. School is way too hot for me. My standard look is sweat on my bald head.
    Not sure how I tell if I had temp without taking it every lunchtime.

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