IDPH to provide air purifiers to improve air quality in day care centers
The State of Illinois is offering more than 20,000 air purifiers at no cost to day care centers in the state to help reduce the transmission of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.
In May, the CDC released new guidelines for indoor ventilation that set a specific target for the first time. The new guidelines call for at least five air changes per hour, meaning the equivalent of all the air in a room is replaced five or more times within an hour.
Grantees will generally be eligible for one small unit for each classroom, with a limited number of larger units available for sites that serve large numbers of students.
Day care centers must fill out an online request form by July 31 to receive air purifiers plus a three-year supply of filters.