Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Arkansas


Posted on Wednesday 6th January 2021
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for Coronavirus in Arkansas


Purge Virus is pleased to provide these indoor air quality (IAQ Services) to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic and help increase safety and productivity for years to come beyond COVID-19 for businesses in Arkansas. 

Allergens, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds are all around us from products we buy to furniture and interior finishes. With many workplace environments that have closed windows and central HVAC systems, we are vulnerable to “Sick Building Syndrome” (SBS). According to ASHRAE, the estimated productivity decrement caused by SBS symptoms has an annual cost of $60 billion. A 20-50% reduction in these symptoms, considered feasible and practical, would bring annual economic benefits of $10 billion to $30 billion.

Clean Indoor Air = Safety and Savings

ASHRAE Estimated potential productivity gains from improvements in indoor environments.

Reduced respiratory illness: 16 to 37 million avoided cases of common cold or influenza: $6 – $14 billion

Reduced allergies and asthma: 8% to 25% decrease in symptoms within 53 million allergy sufferers and 16 million asthmatics: $1 – $4 billion

Reduced sick building syndrome symptoms: 20% to 50% reduction in SBS health symptoms experienced frequently at work by approximately 15 million workers: $10 – $30 billion

Improved worker performance from changes in thermal environment and lighting (beyond SBS): $20 – $160 billion

IAQ Services offered by Purge Virus include IAQ Assessment, IAQ Site Visit, PTAC Units, Mini Split Systems, and Ceiling Cassettes. These services will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and promote Indoor Air Quality for businesses in Arkansas. 

For more news on COVID-19 in Arkansas: Coronavirus in Arkansas prisons: Cases, protocols, testing, vaccine plans

“Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Arkansas prisons have been a major source of cases.

Secretary of the Department of Corrections, Solomon Graves, said they are starting to get a better handle on cases, but they're not quite to the finish line yet. According to the Department of Health, correctional facilities account for 6.7% of the 168,319 confirmed active cases in Arkansas.

‘Just like the rest of the society, the last nine or 10 months have been an experience that none of us ever thought we would have to deal with in our lives,’ said Secretary Graves.

Graves said dealing with the virus has been a learning process, but over time things have improved. When they first started to battle COVID-19 in the spring, Graves said they, along with every correctional department across the nation, had a pandemic response plan largely influenced by how they respond to the flu. However, they've since implemented a 13 part coronavirus response plan.”

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