Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Connecticut


Posted on Wednesday 6th January 2021
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for COVID-19 in Connecticut


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 Connecticut. 

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 Connecticut. 

For more news on COVID-19 in Connecticut: Connecticut's COVID-19 Test Positivity Rate Hovers Around 6%; Deaths Continue to Climb

“Connecticut's COVID-19 test positivity rate is hovering just above 6% ahead of the Christmas holiday, according to the latest state health department data.

The state reported a 6.08% test positive rate on Wednesday from 1,745 new coronavirus cases on 28,699 tests. Four less active hospitalizations were reporting bringing the current total to 1,155.

However, deaths continue to climb in the state. 33 more deaths were reported just since Tuesday bringing the state's cumulative total death count to 5,735.

The governor's pre-Christmas Eve briefing came as he and other health officials warn Connecticut residents of a possible surge in cases after the holiday. The governor has urged people to stay home and not hold large gatherings during the holidays.

‘I'm concerned,’ Lamont said.

Lamont said he is worried about what the December holidays and New Year's might mean for the COVID-19 numbers in the state.”

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