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The Center for Green Schools recently released a new report detailing the ways school districts around the country have continued to manage indoor air quality (IAQ) within their schools during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, Managing Air Quality in the Pandemic: How K-12 Schools Addressed Air Quality in the Second Year of COVID-19, highlights the urgent need to better support school districts with implementation of airborne infection control strategies to support mitigation of the immediate COVID-19 threat, as well as future pandemics, seasonal epidemics and to improve overall indoor air quality.
The report shows that schools prioritized increasing outdoor air intake by whatever means were available and reflects on the way the pandemic and schools’ responses to it have evolved. Importantly for national advocates, the survey responses indicate that school districts in different locales (urban versus non-urban) are seeking guidance from different types of sources.
The Center for Green Schools report illuminates strategies and challenges from school districts that serve over 2.6 million students in over 4,000 schools. Among major findings:
Dan Hounsell is senior editor, facility group.