The quality of spaces where students learn matters – especially considering that children and adolescents spend an average of 6 hours per day in school. Collectively, the air, water, lighting and sound in indoor spaces comprise what is called indoor environmental quality (IEQ). While not often thought of as a significant factor, poor IEQ has […]
Delos study reveals the majority of Americans may not feel at ease in public spaces for another six months. New York — October 1, 2020 —As the COVID-19 crisis continues and colder weather arrives in much of the U.S., a new survey fielded by Delos, a New York-based wellness real estate and technology […]
As the Black Lives Matter Movement continues to trend in the news cycle, it is important to remember that the impact of structural racism on Black Americans extends far beyond police brutality. One of the most critical examples of this is environmental racism. We’ve previously explored the disparities caused by structural racism, and the role […]
Reopening schools during a pandemic has brought to light a unique set of concerns related to the risk of transmission and infection among students and staff, and everyone with whom they come into contact. In this article, we offer tips for parents, school administrators, teachers, and onsite staff based on current guidelines and recommendations to reopening K-12 schools issued by leading academic, healthcare, and government organizations.
After a non-traditional summer spent socially distancing from friends and loved ones, the question of returning to schools this fall has been at the forefront of the conversation. Schools opening for in-person learning must consider a number of factors in safeguarding learning environments to help prevent viral transmission indoors. One key area of focus is […]
In our previous article, we explored the role that structural racism plays in shaping health disparities in the U.S. One of our most foundational platforms for health and well-being that is affected by structural racism is that of healthy housing.