While schools nurture the minds of our next generation, they also present a largely untapped opportunity to promote health and well-being.
Healthy Homes are increasingly in demand as homebuyers and homeowners learn more about the impact that our homes can have on our health. During the Covid-19 pandemic, this consciousness has only been amplified, as we spend more time at home due to quarantines and lockdown measures. We spend around 90% of our time indoors, with […]
Fall conjures visions of stunning foliage and pumpkin flavored treats, but it also brings along some less welcome visitors: an annual resurgence in cases of the flu, the common cold, and other respiratory viruses. This year, however, the first chill in the air feels particularly concerning as the cold and flu season in the Northern […]
Since mid-August, a record-breaking number of wildfires have erupted throughout the West Coast and many continue to burn, with devastating consequences. Over 5 million acres of land have been burned so far, thousands of homes have been destroyed, and over 30 lives have been lost. While wildfires are nothing new, increasingly severe wildfire events have […]
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 […]