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Online tool calculates risk of COVID-19 at indoor events

Posted at 10:07 AM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 13:14:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As vaccination rates continue to go up and indoor events resume, a new online tool can help calculate the risk of coronavirus.

This app, developed by Kasim Khan in collaboration with Martin Z. Bazant and John W. M. Bush, uses a theoretical model to calculate safe exposure times and occupancy levels for indoor spaces.

You can add in factors like the amount of people, mask-wearing, how long you stay and more to the calculation.

By adjusting room specifications, ventilation and filtration rates, face-mask usage, respiratory activities, and risk tolerance (in the other tabs), you can see how to mitigate indoor COVID-19 transmission in different indoor spaces.

You can find the tool here.


This story was originally published by Victoria Lewis at WPTV.