Using Ventilation and filtration to reduce aerosol transmission of COVID-19 in long-term care homes
In Canada and worldwide, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected residents and staff in long-term care homes (LTCH). Interim guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) for COVID-19 within LTCHs has been developed to protect LTCH staff and residents. The following guidance on ventilation aims to potentially reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission within LTCHs and, should be used jointly with the LTCH IPC guidance, not as a replacement. It is important to recognize that although ventilation is an important part of an overall strategy aimed to reduce the risks of COVID-19 transmission, ventilation is not likely to reduce transmission between individuals in close proximity, which is the predominant mode. Individuals who are physically near a person who is infected remain at risk from both droplet and aerosol transmission. This is due to their close proximity to the person who is infected.
Original Article Source Credits: Government Of Canada , https://www.canada.ca/
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Original Article Posted on: 2021-04-12