The latest from UFT President Mulgrew to chapter leaders and delegates on ventilation.
With winter upon us, there are a lot of questions about how to stay both safe and warm in our school buildings during this pandemic.
How many windows need to be open? What should the temperature be in a building? Do the vents in the classrooms even do anything? UFT industrial hygienists have answers to these commonly asked questions and more in this short video on winter ventilation safety.
Watch the video» Ventilation in schools
These tips from our experts can help keep the rooms in your school both safe and at a comfortable temperature during these colder months.
See our FAQ on safety for more detailed information and guidance on ventilation.
It's all good in the schools according to the UFT President.
Chapter leader and one of UFT Solidarity's leaders Quinn Zannoni did some research. He comments:
Endless UFT BS about ventilation.
Quote from video at 4:58 - "If you are working in a room with no windows or mechanical ventilation, you must use an air purifier."
From EPA Website: Air cleaners and HVAC filters in Offices, Schools, and Commercial Buildings - "Air cleaning may be useful when used along with source control and ventilation, but it is not a substitute for either method. Source control involves removing or decreasing pollutants such as smoke, formaldehye or particles with viruses. The use of air cleaners alone cannot ensure adequate air quality, particularly where significant pollutant sources are present and ventilation is insufficient."
Since September they said absolutely no classrooms without windows or mechanical ventilation were permissible. Now they are violating their own standards, and EPA guidelines.
Also, here's the latest from the NYC Situation Room:
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