Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Michigan


Posted on Tuesday 5th January 2021
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for Coronavirus in Michigan


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 Michigan. 

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 Michigan. 

For more news on COVID-19 in Michigan: West Michigan health officials expect COVID-19 vaccine roll out will pick up pace

“Thousands of healthcare workers and emergency medical responders have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in West Michigan over the last two weeks. But, health officials say there are challenges that have made the roll out a bit slower than anticipated. 

‘There are so many logistics and challenges to this,’ said Dr. Nirali Bora, medical director for the Kent County Health Department. 

The largest vaccination undertaking in the nation's history also includes many unknowns, including how much of the vaccine is coming and when. Local health departments are balancing those adjustments with set guidelines provided by the state about who should be receiving the vaccine first.” [...]

“The majority of the initial shipments from the state have gone to health systems. 

Spectrum Health, the largest health system in West Michigan, says it has received 34,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and as of Dec. 30, the health system had vaccinated more than 7,900 team members and other community caregivers in the first priority category.”

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