Should I go back to the office? How risky is it to take my family to a restaurant? The Wells-Riley equation offers easy-to-grasp guidance for occupants, as well as building and business owners who are investing in infrastructure, to assess in-person experiences with greater confidence.
There is no easy button for eliminating the threat of spreading COVID-19, or other viruses, in office, retail, hospitality, healthcare, industrial or education buildings. As society learns more about COVID-19, certain truths are emerging that can significantly reduce the probability of contracting the virus within buildings by understanding this simple four-step strategy. This strategy provides a holistic approach toward creating safer and healthier places versus a single-solution approach.
The CDC, the WHO and many other organizations have offered their expertise regarding how COVID-19 spreads. As these organizations learn more about the virus and how it is transmitted, society gains confidence in what building owners and operators are doing to reduce the risk of transmitting the disease.