As people continue to socially distance and adhere to mask guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19, maintaining health and safety within your business space is a top priority. Luckily there are some simple steps to take from Vanport Mechanical and Fire Sprinkler Inc.
Establish Safety Guidelines
Determine when and where your employees are required to wear masks. You may also want to rearrange your office to allow employees to remain over 6 feet apart. Some employees may not feel comfortable returning to an office setting, so consider allowing for remote work as COVID-19 cases continue to decline.
Check Humidity Levels
Researchers say COVID-19 spreads more easily in cold, dry air and they suggest 40% to 50% relative humidity is the ideal temperature to help prevent the virus from spreading. Consider installing a humidity monitor for your indoor space to easily review your humidity levels. If it ever falls below the recommended level, try a humidifier.
Upgrade Air Filters
Air filtration is another helpful way to combat harmful pathogens such as COVID-19 because they can trap and remove pollutants from the air. The effectiveness will depend on the efficiency of the air filter, so ask an HVAC contractor for recommendations that suit your system.
Use an Air Purifier
Supplement your HVAC system’s filtration power by adding an air purifier. Vanport sells and installs built-in air purifiers that are high-performing and self-cleaning. When used properly, air purifiers can greatly improve your indoor air quality and reduce airborne contaminants such as allergens, odors, smoke, viruses, and more.
Talk with your local HVAC contractor about monitoring your particle levels. According to the World Health Organization, particles impact people more than any other pollutant. Tracking your indoor air quality can provide you with early indications and help you combat potential risks at your business.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, many businesses are starting to re-open. In response to the virus and the interests of public health, businesses need to make some changes to help prevent the spread of the virus and help create a safe environment.
If you’re ready to see how an air purifier can help keep your business clean and safe, contact Vanport Mechanical and Fire Sprinkler Inc. Manage an office building? View our ventilation requirements for office buildings page to learn more about improving your ventilation and COVID-19 in general.
To learn more about how you can safely participate in indoor and outdoor settings, review these CDC guidelines.
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