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2021 Air Quality and Health Virtual Workshop

Our 18th Air Quality and Health (Virtual) Workshop will focus on the air quality and the COVID-19 pandemic.   People infected with COVID-19 experience a range in symptoms and severity of illness.…
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A Rapid Review of Disinfectant Chemical Exposures and Health Effects During COVID-19 Pandemic

Topics: COVID-19
Primary inquiry A public health practitioner raised a question about the misuse and overuse of disinfectants as a result of heightened concerns about SARS-CoV-2 transmission via environmental…
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Best Safety and Hygiene Practices for Public Workspaces in the COVID-19 Environment

The National Academies’ Federal Facilities Council invites you to join us for a webinar on Tuesday, June 23 from 2-3pm ET on the challenges of operating workplaces with a public interaction component…
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CADTH COVID-19 Webinar – Community-Based Aerosol Transmission Of COVID-19 and HVAC Systems

Topics: COVID-19
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, spreads when an infected person breathes out, sneezes, coughs, or talks, thus putting virus-carrying liquid…
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Climatological, Meteorological and Environmental factors in the COVID-19 pandemic (online event)

This international virtual symposium will help elucidate what is known, understood, and can be reliably predicted about environmental variables’ influence on the trajectory of the COVID-19 epidemic,…
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CNA Webinar - Environmental health in times of COVID-19

Topics: COVID-19
When people are overwhelmed by uncertainty, as during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to imagine that other complex issues, such as climate change, will garner attention. Yet, COVID-19’s first and…
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Connecting for active communities during COVID-19 and beyond

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, B.C. residents have been encouraged to stay as active as possible while remaining physically distant. What can we learn from others around the province at…
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Contextualizing the risks of indirect COVID-19 transmission in multi-unit residential buildings

Topics: COVID-19
*/ Introduction Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) have been of particular concern to both public health practitioners and MURB occupants. MURBs…
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Conversation series: From risk to resilience: A health equity approach to pandemic preparedness, response and recovery

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), Office of the Chief PHO of Canada This 5-part conversation series is anchored in findings from the chief public health officer (CPHO…
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COVID-19 and outdoor safety: Considerations for use of outdoor recreational spaces

[NOTE:a printer friendly version of this document is attached at the bottom] Introduction Outdoor recreational spaces make important contributions to social well-being as well as physical and…
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COVID-19 and the Geography of Vulnerability

Topics: COVID-19
The year 2020 is illuminating important differences in the geography of vulnerability. People across the United States have had vastly different experiences of COVID-19 and the many societal stresses…
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COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke: A Potentially Bad Combination

Exposure to air pollution can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and alter immune function, making it more difficult to fight respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Wildfire smoke is a complex…
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COVID-19 in indoor environments — Air and surface disinfection measures

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the closure of workplaces, public facilities, retail and commercial spaces, entertainment venues, and other indoor spaces where groups of people congregate. As cities…
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COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

The transmission of COVID-19, which occurs primarily through close contact with an infected person, has made it necessary for large proportions of the world’s population to self-isolate in their…
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COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

Multi-unit residential buildings bring together tens to hundreds of people within the same building envelope and in contact with many of the same surfaces. Although we know that COVID-19 is primarily…
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COVID-19 Risks and Precautions for Choirs

Topics: COVID-19, Indoor Air
The COVID-19 pandemic has required a rethinking of how many of our daily tasks and routine activities influence risks of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the disease. Early in…
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COVID-19 Risks and precautions for the performing arts

Topics: COVID-19
*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes to how musicians and performers practise and rehearse and has brought many live performances to a halt.…
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COVID-19 risks from handling the deceased

Topics: COVID-19
Primary inquiry Information was requested on the SARS-CoV-2 transmission risks for individuals who are involved in the handling, transport, and examination of decedents known or suspected to have…
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COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Symposium – A Global Update

Topics: COVID-19, Waste
In April 2020, The Water Research Foundation (WRF) convened global leaders in an international summit to identify best practices and high-priority research needs around wastewater-based epidemiology…
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Environmental public health guidance for encampments during the COVID-19 pandemic

To prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, public health guidance promotes physical distancing, staying home when ill, good hand hygiene and environmental…
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