Building ventilation just as important as vaccination, masking: experts – CBC

Experts say employees should question building ventilation before heading back to work

Oct 04, 2021

Employees should be asking what extra protocols have been put in place, said Krystal Pollitt, an assistant professor of environmental health science and chemical and environmental engineering at Yale University.

Pollitt, who has also worked with Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, said employees should question how close they’ll be to other employees and what is the company’s masking policy.

“You can be asking about the type of ventilation in the first place. So is there a mechanical ventilation system that supplies air centrally through the building through an HVAC system?” she said.

“If there is, you should be asking questions about what is the filter within that system? Is it a HEPA filter? Is it a MERV 13 filter?”

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