The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining or returning to in-person instruction. The series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, and other places of educational instruction describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation in America’s K-12 Schools: Guidance and Strategies for Improved Results.
Please join us for this informative webinar featuring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Education on maintaining safe indoor air quality in schools. Following the federal agency updates, a panel of practitioners will discuss strategies they have utilized to improve indoor air quality and ventilation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event will reference the following resources. It is encouraged that you to download in advance of the webinar to inform participation:
- ED COVID-19 Handbook Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs(ED)
- Ventilation in Schools and Child Care Programs (CDC)
- Ventilation in Buildings (CDC)
- Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) (CDC)
- Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools (EPA)
- Framework for Effective School IAQ Management (EPA)
- Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit (EPA)
- Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Preventive Maintenance Guidance Documents (EPA)
- Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools On-Demand Training Webinars (EPA)
For your reference, slides for this presentation will be posted here on the day of the event.
Date & Time
- Ruth Ryder: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
- Diane Rentner: Office of State and Grantee Relations, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
- Jane Hess: Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education
- Kenneth Mead: Senior Research Engineer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Tracy Enger: Indoor Air Quality Schools Program Team Leader, Environmental Protection Agency
- Fred Remelius: Director of Operations, Upper Merion Area School District, King of Prussia, PA
- Mark Cocco: Safety Manager, Martin County School District, Stuart, FL
- Ricky Martinez: Assistant Director of Facility Services, Salt Lake City School District, UT