Aug. 5, 2021
Dear Superintendents and School Leaders,

Because COVID-19 is highly transmissible virus that spreads via airborne particles that can float in indoor airspaces for several hours, guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health, and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration emphasizes the importance of optimizing air-handling and ventilation systems to reduce exposure and infection risks. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions, and in some cases, the improvement we select may make the problem worse.

  • What are the most cost-effective strategies we can implement?
  • What no-cost and low-cost changes will result in safer air?
  • When equipment purchases are needed, which solutions will provide the greatest gains in safety at the lowest costs?
  • How can we be sure the “solution” we choose doesn’t create a new hazard or involve hidden costs?

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is pleased to present How to Sustain Indoor Air Quality and Leverage Funding to Keep Schools Open, a two-part webinar series (50 minutes each) on Aug. 12 and 19 at 10 a.m.

Week 1: Assessment fundamentals and AB 841 funding
Discover how air safety assessments provide the science, engineering, and administrative control action steps needed to answer the questions outlined above and make the air in your facilities safer immediately, and how to obtain state grant funding dedicated specifically for air safety assessments.

Week 2: Assessment outcomes, immediate corrections, and funding updates
Discover what was learned through safer air assessments at Vista High School (Vista Unified School District), San Ysidro Middle School (San Ysidro School District), Jamul Elementary (Jamul-Dulzura Union School District), and Monarch School (SDCOE) and how their leaders are leveraging the results to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Register here for this free, virtual workshop or view this flyer for additional information. As always, please reach out if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Paul

Dr. Paul Gothold
San Diego County Superintendent of Schools
phone: 858-295-6641