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 Florida.
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 Florida.
For more news on COVID-19 in Florida: Here’s how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida
“In the final days of 2020, people in Florida 65 and older began receiving their first shots of the coronavirus vaccine but where and when those doses will become available will vary from county to county.
As of Dec. 28, Florida was vaccinating only three priority groups: Health care workers, long-term care facility staff and residents and people 65 or older. The health care group includes EMTs and paramedics as well as Department of Health staff.
Residents who are among those groups should check their local health department websites for information on appointments and where inoculations are occurring.
As the state receives more doses, more individuals will qualify among the first vaccine priority groups. Next up will be frontline workers, such as grocery store employees, teachers and police, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Seminole County became the first site in Central Florida to begin administering shots to people 65 and older but appointments for the first day quickly filled up.
Floridians are asked to be patient as county health departments roll out vaccination plans for millions of residents who meet the age qualifications. The state is home to more than 4 million people 65 and older.”