In case you missed it, DOLE released their Guidelines on Ventilation for Workplaces and Public Transport to Prevent and Control the Spread of COVID-19.

To make things easier for you, here’s a convenient breakdown on the ventilation guidelines for each workspace:

  • Non Air-conditioned Spaces
    1. Maximize natural ventilation through the use of doors, windows, and other openings.
    2. If natural ventilation is not feasible or inadequate, mechanical ventilation should be present.
    3. Exhaust fans should be kept continuously open as much as possible.
    4. Air flow direction or movement should be considered in the layout of work stations to avoid close contact.
    5. Regularly clean windows, other openings, and ventilation fans on a weekly basis or as necessary.
  • Air-conditioned Spaces
    1. Run the ventilation system for at least 30 minutes before and after spaces are occupied.
    2. Keep the shutters of the air conditioning units in an upward position to prevent the air flowing from one person to another.
    3. Frequently open the windows, doors, and other openings to supplement the mechanical ventilation systems.
    4. Establish a cleaning and maintenance program for the air conditioning units.
  • Restrooms
    1. Ensure that exhaust fans are functional and operational at full capacity whenever the building is occupied.
    2. Close the toilet bowl seat lid before flushing to minimize the release of droplets into the air.
    3. Do not use hand blowers or jet dryers as it contributes to the dispersion of potentially contaminated air inside the restroom.

You can also download the editable checklist which you can modify for your organization here.

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