New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seemed to suggest that malls use powerful high-efficiency particulate filters to fight the spread of COVID-19 in a June 29 briefing.
Multiple news outlets reported that HEPA filters would be a “mandatory” requirement for indoor malls looking to reopen.
HEPA filters are capable of capturing the COVID-19 virus, but are likely incompatible with most malls’ heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
A subsequent statement from the governor clarified that “air conditioning filters with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating capable of filtering COVID-19 particles or similar air exchange measures will be mandatory for large mall reopenings.”
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On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested indoor malls should adopt a powerful class of air filters to protect shoppers from COVID-19.
Speaking about the state’s coronavirus-related agenda on June 29, Cuomo brought up high-efficiency particulate — or HEPA — filters during his discussion of boosting air filtration capabilities malls. But installing HEPA filters may be technically untenable for most shopping centers, according to air filtration experts.
“There are HEPA filters that can filter out 0.01, so any malls that will open in New York — large malls — …read more
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