As a society, we are all currently watching the coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, intently looking for information. We have seen information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in healthcare, and the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE). As designers in the healthcare setting, we are constantly reminded of the criticality of certain spaces in regard to patient treatment and healing. Below you’ll find guidance from code (ASHRAE 170 unless otherwise noted) and outside sources for airborne infection negative isolation rooms as many healthcare facilities are responding to the needs of this situation.
As published guidance can change, we would recommend reviewing the guidance provided by the organizations listed above as well as the links below as new information on the virus is confirmed.
CDC Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Coronavirus (continue to check this link as it is updated frequently with emerging information):
CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings:
ASHE Guidance for Facilities for Coronavirus:
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