Indoor Air Quality Services for COVID-19 in Nebraska


Posted on Sunday 14th February 2021
Covid-19 Mitigation, Clean Air Solution, Purge Virus


Purge Virus is pleased to provide these indoor air quality (IAQ Services) to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic and help increase safety and productivity for years to come beyond COVID-19 for businesses in Nebraska. 

Allergens, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds are all around us from products we buy to furniture and interior finishes. With many workplace environments that have closed windows and central HVAC systems, we are vulnerable to “Sick Building Syndrome” (SBS). According to ASHRAE, the estimated productivity decrement caused by SBS symptoms has an annual cost of $60 billion. A 20-50% reduction in these symptoms, considered feasible and practical, would bring annual economic benefits of $10 billion to $30 billion.

Clean Indoor Air = Safety and Savings

ASHRAE Estimated potential productivity gains from improvements in indoor environments.

Reduced respiratory illness: 16 to 37 million avoided cases of common cold or influenza: $6 – $14 billion

Reduced allergies and asthma: 8% to 25% decrease in symptoms within 53 million allergy sufferers and 16 million asthmatics: $1 – $4 billion

Reduced sick building syndrome symptoms: 20% to 50% reduction in SBS health symptoms experienced frequently at work by approximately 15 million workers: $10 – $30 billion

Improved worker performance from changes in thermal environment and lighting (beyond SBS): $20 – $160 billion

IAQ Services offered by Purge Virus include IAQ Assessment, IAQ Site Visit, PTAC Units, Mini Split Systems, and Ceiling Cassettes. These services will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and promote Indoor Air Quality for businesses in Alabama. 

For more news on COVID-19 in Nebraska:

When Adrian Pospisil learned that COVID-19 vaccinations would soon be coming to his nursing home, he immediately jumped to the front of the line.

“Put me on the list,” the 73-year-old resident of the Douglas County Health Center told one of his caregivers. “I’ll be the first.”

The retired machinist said he’s more than ready to be freed from the deadly virus that has kept him largely confined to his room.

No movies or other group activities.

No Sunday worship or Wednesday rosary service.

No visits from his brother or outings to Pospisil’s favorite dining spots — Arby’s and the diner at Hy-Vee supermarket.

Adrian Pospisil. The COVID-19 vaccine can't come soon enough for the 73-year-old resident of the Douglas County Health Center.

And despite all the measures taken by staff to protect the county-run nursing home’s vulnerable residents, the care center has seen two fatal COVID-19 outbreaks — the most recent coming during a statewide surge of virus cases this fall that at its peak was killing a dozen Nebraska nursing home residents a day.

Throughout the wearying coronavirus pandemic, no one has paid a higher price than residents of long-term care facilities.

That’s why those residents and the workers who help care for them have been given high priority as Gov. Pete Ricketts and health officials allocate the state’s limited supply of lifesaving vaccines. The big rollout of vaccines for care facilities across Nebraska is set to begin Monday.

“This vaccine represents our way out,” said Heath Boddy, president of the Nebraska Health Care Association, which represents the state’s long-term care facilities. “We know the vulnerability of the population.”

Indeed, nursing home residents have accounted for roughly half of all Nebraska deaths linked to COVID-19. Federal data suggests that more than 600 Nebraska nursing home residents had died as of earlier this month.


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