School Year 2021-2022
Heating, Ventilation &
We are following guidelines shared by the Department of Public Health related to HVAC and COVID-19. Ventilation in schools is one element of a multisystem approach. Face coverings, distance, cleaning, use of cohorts and ventilation all work together to help mitigate illness.
EWPS continues to update and repair the HVAC system. The system is regulated to follow guidelines for air quality.
Areas with air conditioning have had filters changed and AC will blow away from people. Windows will be open as much as possible and fans can be used, facing outward to exhaust air.
The use of air cleaning units (air purifiers) is not recommended unless a room has no other ventilation/air flow options — if that occurs, our first priority will be to move occupants from that space.