Journal Article
Commentary

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: built environment considerations to reduce transmission.

Dietz L, Horve PF, Coil DA, et al. mSystems. 2020;5.

This article discusses the potential for COVID-19 transmission via the built environment (e.g., computers, counters, door knobs, faucets); the authors suggest mitigation strategies that can potentially prevent or reduce virus transmission that may be implemented in the community at large (government buildings, school districts, churches, assisted living, daycares) such as sanitizing surfaces, reconfiguring HVAC operational practices, spatial configuration, etc. The authors also discuss special considerations for healthcare settings, such as room pressurization and ventilation.