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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Small public gatherings

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Small public gatherings

English updated 10 August 2021 - Getting together with friends and family is an important part of life. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our ability to safely gather with others. Many people have been forced to cancel or reschedule meaningful events, such as...

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

Emergence of Omicron On November 24, 2021, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529, was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new variant was first detected in specimens collected on November 11, 2021 in Botswana and on November 14, 2021 in South...

Text Version of the Indoor Air Quality House Tour

Text Version of the Indoor Air Quality House Tour

Get a quick glimpse of some of the most important ways to protect the air in your home by touring the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) House. Room-by-room, you'll learn about the key pollutants and how to address them. Take the interactive house tour (SWF) or view the Text...

Can Air Purifiers Capture the Coronavirus?

Can Air Purifiers Capture the Coronavirus?

Air purifiers with HEPA filtration efficiently capture particles the size of (and far smaller than) the virus that causes COVID-19, so the answer is yes. Furthermore, on October 5, 2020, the CDC changed its stance on how the virus is transmitted, and now says it “can...

Air Cleaners, HVAC Filters, and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Air Cleaners, HVAC Filters, and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

When used properly, air cleaners and HVAC filters can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a building or small space. By itself, air cleaning or filtration is not enough to protect people from COVID-19. When used along with other best practices...

Covid-19 news: More cases of omicron found in the UK

Covid-19 news: More cases of omicron found in the UK

Latest coronavirus news as of 1pm on 29 November Six omicron cases identified in Scotland Six cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been identified in Scotland, it was announced today. Some of the individuals affected have no recent history of travel, and the...