COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

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COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

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Online webinar BC Centre for Disease Control Canada

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The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health invites you to attend the upcoming Environmental Health Seminar. Webinar instructions will be included in the confirmation email. A recording of this webinar will be posted on the NCCEH website.

COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

Presenter: Dr. Angela Eykelbosh, Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH

The transmission of COVID-19, which occurs primarily through close contact with an infected person, has made it necessary for large proportions of the world’s population to self-isolate in their homes. However, those dwelling in multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) face additional challenges as they must necessarily use and share common areas and facilities, and are dependent upon building managers to maintain good indoor environmental quality (IEQ).

Based on a recent NCCEH publication, this webinar will look at some of the evidence on COVID-19 transmission and consider how this applies to transmission risk in MURBs. We will discuss current cleaning and sanitation guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and other public health agencies.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Eykelbosh is an environmental health scientist and knowledge translation specialist who works on a range of environmental health issues. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, her efforts are focussed on mitigating COVID-19 transmission risk in multiunit residential buildings, outdoor spaces, and personal services establishments, and she is examining how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect environmental health practice in emergency response and recovery.​