What information does the AIVC provide about COVID-19?
Although close contact transmission is the dominant transmission route, long-range airborne transmission through small size infected aerosols plays an important role in spreading COVID-19 in indoor spaces. Ventilation is air exchange between inside and outside; it dilutes the concentration of contaminants, and hence helps to control aerosol-based cross-infection risk of COVID-19.
The AIVC project “Ventilation, airtightness and COVID‐19” collects, discusses and disseminates information about COVID‐19 in relation to ventilation and airtightness. Since its launch, in September 2020, the project’s working group have produced:
- Frequently Asked Questions developed by AIVC addressing issues in relation to COVID‐19 available at: https://www.aivc.org/resources/faqs
- The first special issue of the AIVC newsletter released in November 2020 available at: https://www.aivc.org/content/aivc-newsletter-special-issue-covid-19-november-2020
- The second special issue of the AIVC newsletter released in February 2021 available at: https://www.aivc.org/content/aivc-newsletter-special-issue-covid-19-february-2021
- The third special issue of the AIVC newsletter released in July 2021 available at: https://www.aivc.org/content/aivc-newsletter-special-issue-covid-19-july-2021
- The slides and recordings of the webinar “COVID-19 Ventilation related guidance by ASHRAE and REHVA held in November 2020 available at: https://www.aivc.org/event/20-november-2020-webinar-covid-19-ventilation-related-guidance-ashrae-and-rehva
- The slides and recordings of the webinar “Building ventilation: How does it affect SARS‐CoV‐2 transmission?” held in April 2021 available at: https://www.aivc.org/event/1-april-2021-webinar-building-ventilation-how-does-it-affect-sars-cov-2-transmission
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