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A Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

We have long known that buildings play a critical role in infectious disease transmission. They need to be part of the coronavirus conversation, too.

We want to bring your attention to what you can do right now. Healthy building environments can play an important role in combating the spread of infectious disease, including coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Read about the latest recommendations from trusted sources and the research we’ve conducted on the connection between the buildings where we live and work and infectious disease.

Recent COVID-19 News and Op-Eds

Relevant COVID-19 Research

Nov 16, 2020
Updates to the Risk Reduction Strategies For Reopening Schools Report
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Jul 15, 2020
Importance of Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19 on Diamond Princess Cruise Ship
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Jun 24, 2020
Schools For Health: Risk Reduction Strategies for Reopening Schools
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Apr 30, 2020
What Makes an Office Building “Healthy”
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Apr 22, 2020
Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity
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What You Can Do

How To: Practice Safe Elevator Etiquette
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How To: Stay S.M.A.R.T.
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How To: Travel Safely
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How To: Get Back to Work
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How To: Clean Your Indoor Air
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How To: Take Public Transportation
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How To: Safely go Grocery Shopping
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How To: Accept a Package
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How To: Wear a Mask
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How To: Disinfect Your Electronics
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Voices We Trust

Joseph G. Allen

Healthy Buildings and Exposure and Risk Expert; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michelle Williams

Dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Marc Lipsitch

Infectious Disease Epidemiologist; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ashish Jha

Healthcare Systems Researcher, Director; Harvard Global Health Institute

Howard Koh

Harvey V. Fineberg Professor; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Kennedy School

Sanjay Gupta

Chief Medical Correspondent; CNN

Francesca Dominici

Data Scientist; Co-Director Harvard Data Science

Caroline Buckee

Infectious Disease Epidemiologist; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Homes for Health: COVID-19

Overcoming the challenges of COVID-19 takes a global effort. Your participation in our study can help us understand how behaviors at home can defend against COVID-19 transmission. Whether you’ve had or haven’t had coronavirus symptoms, please consider taking our 15-minute survey. If you haven’t been sick, you may be eligible to continue participating in our prospective follow-up study of new symptom occurrences in your home.

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