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Is the Delta Variant More Transmissible Outdoors?

An Aug. 2 Philadelphia Inquirer story about transmission of the COVID-19 delta variant outdoors that quoted Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was excerpted in a related Aug. 6 NJ.com story. 

Delta Variant’s Outdoor Transmission Is Still Unclear. Here’s How Philly Experts Are Thinking About COVID-19 Risk.

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an Aug. 2 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the risk of spreading the COVID-19 Delta variant outdoors.

Cleaning Indoor Air May Prevent COVID-19’s Spread, but It’s Harder Than It Looks

Science News story about the role of air filtration in preventing COVID-19 transmission indoors, that quoted Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was picked up by the Anchorage Press (Alaska) and CleveScene (Cleveland, Ohio) on May 21.

Cleaning Indoor Air May Prevent COVID-19’s Spread. But It’s Harder Than It Looks

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 18 Science News story about the challenges of using ventilation and filtration to prevent COVID-19 transmission indoors.

Should We Mostly Ditch Outdoor Masking at This Stage in the COVID-19 Pandemic? | Pro/Con

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, authored an April 29 column for The Philadelphia Inquirer about the CDC adjusting its guidance around wearing masks outdoors.

After a Year of Pandemic, Wearing Masks Outdoors Is Up for Debate

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering; Michael LeVasseur, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health; and Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, were quoted in an April 22 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the debate over wearing masks outdoors.

150 Years of Spills: Philadelphia Refinery Cleanup Highlights Toxic Legacy of Fossil Fuels

A Feb. 16 Reuters story about cleanup efforts at the former site of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, that quoted Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was picked up by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 25. 

Why Getting COVID-19 at an Indoor Gathering Is Even Likelier Than Experts Once Thought

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer story about new research on indoor transmission of COVID-19.

We Are Over-Cleaning in Response To COVID-19

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering, co-authored a Dec. 11 Washington Post op-ed arguing that deep cleaning to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is ineffective and can be unhealthy and businesses should instead focus resources on improving ventilation.

Coronavirus News Roundup: September 19–September 25

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was mentioned in a Sept. 25 Scientific American post about guidance he put together with more than 50 indoor air quality experts and other scientists to help people understand how to protect themselves from COVID-19 aerosol transmission.

What To Expect Over the Next Six Months of Pandemic Life, According To Philly Experts

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was featured in a Sept. 21 Philadelphia Inquirer story about local experts’ projections for the next six months of the battle against COVID-19.

How To Be Safe Indoors During Coronavirus: Ventilation Pros Share Their Expertise

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Sept. 11 Cheddar story about the role of ventilation in keeping people safe from the coronavirus indoors.