How to assess your school’s indoor air quality

Indoor air quality is paramount to continued in-person classroom learning--here's how to take stock of what's happening in your district


COVID-19 ushered forth a plethora of new safety guidelines and strategies intended to bring students and teachers back to the classroom as safely as possible. Indoor air quality has topped the list of school leaders’ concerns.

With students back in physical classrooms, air quality must take priority regardless of a district’s mask policy.

Join this eSchool News webinar to learn about:

  • health and safety risks associated with impure air and the need to “up our game” in classroom air purification
  • regulatory guidelines on indoor air quality and a practical guide to evaluating your present air purification system(s)
  • your peers’ experiences going through a recent upgrade to fix air quality concerns

Laura Ascione

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