Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Minnesota


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


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 Minnesota. 

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 Minnesota. 

For more news on COVID-19 in Minnesota: Coronavirus vaccines arrive at Minnesota nursing homes

“Residents and staff at Twin Cities area congregate care facilities welcomed the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines this week.

The care centers have been hit hard since the pandemic first struck back in March. Of the 5,323 Minnesotans who have been infected and since died, 64 percent lived in long-term care or assisted living facilities, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. A number of restrictions have been put on visitors and interactions with residents and staff to help stem the spread of the virus.

‘I look so forward to having a meal in the cafeteria with my wife,’ said Arthur Jindra, 83, who received his first dose of the vaccine Monday. “That’s my dream.”

Jindra, a resident at Mala Strana Assisted Living and Rehabilitation Center in New Prague, said the vaccine brings a hopeful atmosphere, and even talks of reopening the cafeteria and game tables.”

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