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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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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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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 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 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 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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EPA Tools & Resources Webinar: Effectiveness of Medical and Cloth Masks for COVID-19 Protection

Topics: COVID-19
Despite wide-spread adoption of face mask use for personal protection and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, there is little or no public information available on the performance and efficacy of…
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EPA Webinar - COVID-19: UV-C Devices and Methods for Surface Disinfection

Topics: COVID-19
Reducing the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 relies on effective cleaning and disinfection, along with continued social distancing practices. EPA researchers are evaluating innovative ways to…
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Epidemiology of COVID-19: Evidence from China

Topics: COVID-19
Webinar Synopsis Despite significant progress in recent decades, the global burden of infectious diseases remains high. Emerging infectious pathogens pose an ongoing and likely increasing threat to…
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Exposure to air pollutants during COVID-19 pandemic – better or worse than before?

Topics: COVID-19
COVID-19 pandemic changed the daily life of everyone in the world, with imposed quarantine periods to populations in order to decrease infection rates and the burden that positive cases poses to…
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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Strategies for COVID-19

Topics: COVID-19, Indoor Air
What facility heating, ventilation, and air conditioning strategies are needed to prevent or mitigate the spread of COVID-19? Join the National Academies’ Federal Facilities Council on Wednesday,…
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Moving Beyond the Farebox: Rethinking how we move, how resilient our systems are, and what the future of our communities looks like

Why was our public transit infrastructure under threat of financial collapse because of COVID-19? Are we funding our priorities sustainably? Has COVID-19 highlighted system vulnerabilities that…
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NCCDH Conversation 3: Policy windows: Advancing health equity through COVID-19 recovery

Topics: COVID-19, Equity
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted deeply entrenched social and structural inequities that impact the health and well-being of communities across Canada. As outlined in the annual report of the…
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NCCDH Conversation 5 - The way forward: Moving from risk to resilience

Topics: COVID-19
As stated in the annual report of the chief public health officer of Canada, COVID-19 is a powerful example of the serious threat that emerging infectious diseases present; it also reinforces the…
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NCCDH Webinar - Using community knowledge in COVID-19 planning, response and recovery

Topics: COVID-19
This webinar series is presented in partnership with the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. In this conversation, we will examine how communities across Canada have used grassroots…
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