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Not all of the fallout from COVID-19 was negative. For example, the pandemic alerted the general public about the central role institutional and commercial facilities – in particular, air filtration and ventilation systems – play in the health and safety of building occupants and visitors.
The Biden-Harris Administration has prioritized improved indoor air quality (IAQ) as an effective tool for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne diseases. The administration has mobilized departments and agencies across the federal government to improve IAQ. Their activities aim to equip and empower state and local leaders, schools, small businesses and building owners to improve IAQ in the places they live, work, eat, learn, exercise and travel.
To achieve these goals, the administration recently committed departments and agencies to make long-term commitments to public health and pandemic preparedness, according to a White House fact sheet. The commitment aims to establish approximately 1,500 federally owned facilities as examples of innovation, implementation and standards for IAQ through the following actions by the General Services Administration (GSA):
Dan Hounsell is senior editor of the facilities market. He has more than 30 years of experience writing about facilities maintenance, engineering and management.
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