Beat the Coronavirus

Practical tips to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

We've put together a list of some of the most actionable things you can to to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus—and other infectious diseases. Please share these ideas with your friends and family. We invite additional suggestions and feedback for improving the site.

Note: This is a brand new project, and we already have a big backlog of tips to upload. Please check back often for new ideas!

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Deeper Discussion About Residential Air Filters

Individual viruses are so small that it takes a HEPA filter to capture them, and most residential systems are not strong enough to draw air through a HEPA filter because the media has to be very dense. Fortunately, the viral load added to the air by sneezes or coughs is carried in mucus droplets or sneeze aerosols that are large enough to be captured by a MERV 13 filter.

More about MERV Ratings