Archive March 2021

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We Need Your Help: CDC Survey on Teacher, School Staff and Childcare Worker Vaccination

On March 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directed states to get all teachers, school staff, early childhood educators, and early childhood staff their first COVID-19 vaccination by the end of the month. NAPT® has been asked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to share their survey to help them learn about attitudes and behaviors regarding the COVID-19 vaccination.

Reducing COVID-19 Airborne Transmission Risks on Public Transportation Buses: An Empirical Study on Aerosol Dispersion and Control

This study is one of the first COVID-19 related bus studies to fully characterize cough aerosol dispersion and control in the highly turbulent real-world environment of driving regular bus routes on both a school bus and a transit bus. While several other bus studies have been conducted, they were limited to clinical contact tracing, simulation, or partial characterization of aerosol transmission in the passenger areas with constraint conditions.