Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Delaware


Posted on Thursday 7th January 2021
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for COVID-19 in Delaware


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 Delaware. 

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 Delaware. 

For more news on COVID-19 in Delaware: COVID-19 hospitalizations drop in Delaware, but officials still worry about the holidays

“For the first time in three months, the daily number of people hospitalized due to complications of COVID-19 in Delaware has dropped for three consecutive days – a welcomed development as officials in Delaware and elsewhere brace for what could come next following the end-of-year holidays.

As of Friday night, 400 people statewide were being treated in a hospital for their coronavirus symptoms. That's down from 454 on Dec. 22; 426 on Dec. 23; and 404 on Dec. 24 – an overall drop of 12% over three days. It's the first time the daily number has dropped for three consecutive days since a four-day stretch ending on Sept. 24, when just 53 people in Delaware were hospitalized from the virus.

The dip in hospitalizations comes while thousands may have spent the Christmas holiday traveling and at family gatherings and religious services.

‘Although we would like to be encouraged with the downward trend of hospitalizations, we are concerned that a similar increase after Thanksgiving can be seen with Christmas/New Year's,’ Division of Public Health spokeswoman Jen Brestel said in an email Saturday. ‘Hospitalization is also a lagging indicator, so we may see a change weeks after any trends in new positive cases.’"

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