STATEWIDE — Proper ventilation is critical for healthy students as schools prepare to reopen.
Clean heating and cooling ducts are critical for student health amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
“As it gets colder that can cause a problem, so there might be solutions in place to ramp up the amount of heating or to move students away from the windows, things of that nature,” said Dr. Nirav Shah.
Maine CDC is working with schools to find a solution that will allow kids to stay warm and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Shah said the virus may travel through the air and he advised school districts to keep the air indoors as fresh as possible.