School Year 2020-2021
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 is maximizing the efficiency of our HVAC systems and they are being serviced with any repairs completed before the start of school. Use of exhaust fans in bathrooms
all day and in buildings before and after. as well as during, school will follow DPH guidelines.
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.