To limit the spread of the virus indoors from aerosols, some epidemiologists, biologists and engineers say that stores should use a MERV 13 filter or above in their ventilation systems. MERV stands for "minimum efficiency reporting value," and it's how filters are rated in their ability to trap tiny particles. High-efficiency filters in the 13-to-16 MERV range are often used in hospitals, nursing homes, research labs and other places where filtration is important. … [Read more...] about Why stores need to pay more attention to the air we breathe
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8:28 a.m. San Mateo County moves location of jury selection: San Mateo County Superior Court, facing a backlog of trials, is moving its jury selection location to “a large well-ventilated space” for safe social distancing. For trials at the Redwood City courthouse — and perhaps later for South San Francisco courthouse trials — jury selection will move to a large building at the San Mateo Event Center, site of the county fair. “The Court hopes to address the large backlog of jury trials that has accumulated as a result of the pandemic and the associated social distancing and shelter-in-place orders,” Neal Taniguchi, court executive officer, said in a release. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: UCSF creates molecules for nose spray to kill coronavirus
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“There was a feeling that this would be the end of central business districts because of terrorism. But businesses continued to want to locate there," says Charles McNally, a spokesman for New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. "There’s reason to believe demand will rebound.” … [Read more...] about As the Pandemic Empties Office Buildings, Can Those Spaces Help Solve the Housing Crisis?