Clean Air Center Program
Improving indoor air quality in congregate shelter, housing, and service centers is a key strategy to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases that are transmitted through the air.
Adequate ventilation and filtration are important ways to improve indoor air quality. Improving the quality of indoor air with ventilation and filtration decreases the number airborne viruses and other infectious particles that accumulate in the air of our shared spaces, helping to reduce the airborne transmission of COVID-19 and other viruses or germs, such as influenza, colds, and tuberculosis. This will create a healthier and more protective environment for staff, residents and visitors.
Improving air quality is just ONE part of creating a healthy environment!
Shelter and congregate providers work on multiple levels to create environments that reduce the risk of transmission of airborne diseases among residents and staff in homeless congregate settings. Some of the key lessons we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be used now and into the future:
ACHCH/OHCC Bay Area Air Quality Management District Clean Air Center Portable Air Cleaner Distribution
Below are the Portable Air Cleaners (PACs) to be distributed by ACHCH as part of the BAAQMD Clean Air Center program.
- Toolkit for improving indoor air quality in homeless shelters and congregate settings.
- Online training to improve indoor air quality in homeless shelters and congregate settings.
- Request and schedule in-person technical assistance visits for homeless shelters and congregate programs.