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Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools: Plans, Practices and Principles for Maintaining Healthy Learning Environment

On-Demand Webinars

The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Program remains fully committed to our stakeholders who are working to ensure that schools are healthy places to work and learn.

Find a set of webinars below about best ventilation and cleaning practices, intended to help school staff in responding to concerns in their facilities.

Webinar Topic Recorded Date

Let’s Clear the Air: Using Ventilation Practices to Promote Healthy IAQ in School

Learn about strategies for operating and maintaining efficient HVAC systems to provide clean and healthy air in schools. Apply findings from scientific research and guidance on ventilation to reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria using comprehensive IAQ plans and practices.

July 30, 2020

Cleaning for Health: Proactive Plans to Effectively Clean and Promote Healthy IAQ in Schools

Learn how to tailor your cleaning and maintenance plans and procedures to help implement cleaning guidance for schools and reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria. Hear about strategies for training staff and building a capable, committed team to effectively implement robust procedures focused on cleaning for health.

August 6, 2020

What Schools Need to Know: Practices and Principles for Healthy IAQ and Reducing the Spread of Viruses

Learn about strategies for developing a comprehensive IAQ management plan to proactively prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria in schools. Identify key IAQ considerations that address a range of critical areas related to controlling the spread of diseases, including ventilation, filtration and air cleaning, cleaning/disinfection of high-contact surfaces, personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, and managing special spaces (e.g., toilets, sick rooms, etc.).

August 13, 2020

Meeting Current School Health Challenges and Beyond: New Tools to Assess and Address IAQ Health and Safety

Discover practical strategies for improving the performance of HVAC systems in schools and reducing aerosol exposure. Learn how to implement risk reduction strategies to promote effective exposure controls (such as face coverings, outside air, filtration, and portable air cleaners) for a safer return to school.

October 22, 2020

Indoor Air Quality in K-12 Schools: Addressing the Concept of Layered Risk Amidst COVID-19

Join experts from the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) to learn how proper IAQ management can help reduce health risks – including virus transmission – and explore the scientific basis for IAQ guidance issued by government and public health organizations.

November 19, 2020

Ventilation and Virus Mitigation in Schools - Creating a Game Plan to Reduce COVID-19 Risk and Make Lasting Improvements to IAQ

Create a game plan to help mitigate risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in the near term, and prioritize the top five IAQ improvements to ensure healthy air in schools in the long term. Learn how to assess your current air handling capabilities (e.g., effectiveness of filtration, ability to bring in fresh air, and energy efficiency), and create a plan to improve air quality using a free online risk assessment.

February 25, 2021

Rooted in Research: Reducing Virus Transmission, Improving Ventilation and Promoting Healthy IAQ in Schools

Apply research-based guidance that reflects the latest scientific understanding of COVID-19 transmission. Learn how to implement layered risk reduction strategies and IAQ management best practices for building operations to reduce the risk of virus exposure and promote healthy indoor air, which is foundational to student health, thinking and academic performance.

April 8, 2021

Asthma-Friendly Schools: Strategies to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission and Improve Indoor Air Quality 

See how to implement IAQ management and layered risk-reduction strategies to reduce COVID-19 transmission and environmental asthma triggers in schools. Learn from environmental hygienists and health providers at a leading hospital-based community environmental health program to create asthma-friendly schools, protect occupant health and improve academic performance in schools through implementing proactive approaches for indoor environmental management. 

May 6, 2021

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