How BIS prevented outbreaks of COVID-19, despite Omicron wave [via ABC News]

As a testament to BIS’ commitment to clean air classrooms, ABC News this morning published an amazing article detailing the work completed by the community and Principal Lochie to ensure the safest Term 1 return to school possible for our students and staff.

The article explores how it was achieved with science and engineering, “using basic principles of public health and physics”, and how this innovative approach helped Brisbane Independent School to remain COVID-19-outbreak-free for Term 1, 2022.

Using a smoke machine, they studied airflow patterns in the school’s five classrooms and administration areas.

Carbon dioxide meters were also used to identify low-ventilation areas or “dead spots”.

They then purchased air purifiers — known as high-efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) filters — to mitigate the risk from SARS-CoV-2 particles that might be circulating in classrooms and other indoor areas of the school.

You can read the full article here: How Brisbane Independent School prevented outbreaks of COVID-19, despite Omicron wave.

Yay BIS!

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