Classroom Capacity Considerations Based on Social Distancing and Ventilation Guidelines
APS follows ASHRAE 62.1, the standards for ventilation and indoor air quality, and refers to other guidelines such as the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Guide to Checking Ventilation Rates in Classrooms. Our goal is to maximize outside air changes and ventilation in all classrooms to meet the recommended 4 – 6 Air Changes per Hour (ACH).
- All Direct Outside Air Systems (DOAS) have MERV-13 filters.
- HVAC equipment will be upgraded to the highest MERV possible.
- APS is providing Certified Air Cleaning Devices (CACD) that are certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) that will meet the recommended 4 – 6 ACH for all classrooms.
- APS encourages occupants to open windows when outside conditions permit to increase outside air. (i.e., humidity levels less than 60% and temperatures greater than 50 degrees F).
|Elementary Schools||Middle Schools||High Schools and Secondary Programs|
|Abingdon||Dorothy Hamm||Arlington Community High School|
|Alice West Fleet||Gunston||Career Center|
|Arlington Science Focus||Jefferson||Langston|
|Arlington Traditional||Kenmore||New Directions and EAP|
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