EPA’s Upcoming IAQ Science webinar: SARS-CoV-2 in Indoor Air: Principles and Scenarios

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Please join us for EPA's next Indoor Air Quality Science Webinar

With guest speakers Dr. Linsey Marr from Virginia Tech University and Dr. Richard Corsi from Portland State University


SARS-CoV-2 in Indoor Air: Principles and Scenarios Webinar

July 16. 1 to 2:30 pm EDT


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There is growing evidence that aerosols play an important role in the transmission of COVID-19. People release respiratory droplets and aerosols spanning a wide range of sizes during breathing, talking, coughing and sneezing, and these may contain microorganisms that are derived from our respiratory fluid.

Prior work has identified influenza virus and other coronaviruses in fine aerosols released by infected individuals. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been found in air samples, associated with particles small enough to remain suspended for hours. Laboratory studies indicate that the virus can maintain its infectivity in aerosols for over an hour.

This webinar will include a presentation of fundamental principles related to the generation and fate of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols, with several practical scenarios, including cars, elevators, bathrooms, and classrooms used for purposes of illustration and comparison.

Featured Speakers

Lindey Marr

Dr. Linsey Marr is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Marr received a B.S. in Engineering Science from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and completed her post-doctoral training in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Richard Corsi is Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. He has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of Humboldt State University (2006) and of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis (2016).

Richard Corsi

Space is limited, save your seat now by registering at: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/sars-cov-2inindoorair/event/event_info.html