Practical Solutions for Homes and Workplaces
IT’S IN THE AIR – What can you do to avoid the virus?
Vaccines are necessary, but not enough to protect us, our loved ones and our communities from the virus behind COVID-19
In addition to vaccines, we need clean respirable air.
The following tips and suggestions will help you to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic safely and smartly:
CLEAR THE AIR
World-wide, there is growing acceptance that COVID-19 spreads in the air that we breathe.
Air quality control plays a large role in controlling the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Meet others outdoors
Bring Lots of Fresh Air Inside
• Keep ventilation and furnace fans ON to bring in outside air.
• Open windows if they can really add fresh air.
Change Air with Fresh,
• At least six times / hour (6 ACH*) in workplaces, schools, gyms, other places people gather.
• Maximize in homes as able.
*Air changes per hour
Masks should be used as part of a broader protection plan.
Masks are NOT all the same.
Good fit, filter and function are essential to protect you and others.
• No gaps on the sides or top.
• Good seal at all the edges.
• Metal nose pieces are essential.
Respirators protect the user and those around them.
Loose-fitting and/or fabric masks generally only protect others from you.
In most occupied spaces, you need a respirator, especially with Omicron.
Choose one that fits well and is easy to breathe through.
Aim for Certified CA-N95 or N95 Respirators, or better
The distinct benefit of N95 and higher respirators* is shown in this simple graph generated from peer-reviewed mask efficiency research
* even if not fit-tested
CLOSE THE GAPS
...between vaccines, masking and air quality controls.
Fewer people inside for less time – everywhere – based on the space/size.
Limit the people you see – be cautious of the risk they bring.
inside and out.
Use Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) right before meeting others.
If positive (even faintly), isolate, inform contacts, follow guidelines
and get a PCR test asap.
Stay home if you have cold or flu symptoms, even if the RAT result is negative.
• Blocking air circulation with plexiglass, unless direct face-to-face risk.
•Disinfecting (rarely needed and toxic). Clean with soap, water and microfibre.
Remember – You can share the virus without symptoms!
Learn more about the distinct benefits of N95 or higher respirators – even if not fit-tested – using this simple graph*
*generated from peer-reviewed mask efficiency research