Good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is essential for healthy, equitable, and sustainable schools, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of this year’s Healthy Schools Day and its focus on IAQ, we’ve compiled a list of resources from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Air Quality in Schools program to help schools and school districts start or build on an IAQ program.
Teacher’s Classroom Checklist from Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools – This checklist can help teachers maintain classroom cleanliness, reduce moisture sources; and take other preventative actions to ensure a healthy learning environment.
School Official’s Checklist from Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools – This checklist can help school officials play a leadership role in creating healthy indoor environments.
Coordinator’s Guide for Indoor Air Quality: A Guide to Implementing an IAQ Program – Developed for school- and district-level IAQ Coordinators, this guide provides basic IAQ information, guidance for developing an IAQ management plan and coordinating projects with an IAQ team, and suggestions for resolving IAQ problems.
Reference Guide for Indoor Air Quality in Schools – This reference guide provides common-sense measures for preventing, diagnosing, and resolving most indoor air problems with minimal cost and involvement. It also covers topics such as how IAQ problems develop, the importance of good IAQ, and IAQ’s impact on students, staff, and building occupants.
Indoor Air Quality Master Class Professional Training Webinars Series – This webinar series includes ten one-hour web-based trainings designed to provide school district staff with the tools and knowledge they need to implement an IAQ management program. Complete all ten trainings to receive a certificate demonstrating your progress to IAQ mastery.
Indoor Air Quality Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series – These sixteen one-hour web-based trainings build on the foundational knowledge provided in the IAQ Master Class Professional Training Webinars and share actionable steps your district can take to improve your IAQ.