Colds, flus, and covid come home from school all winter long because too many classrooms in Portland Public Schools have poor ventilation.
Kids’ and staff’s respiratory aerosols carry and transmit airborne viruses. And PPS data show these aerosols linger every day for over an hour, in hundreds of poorly ventilated classrooms.
Is your classroom one of them?
- Join a community of scientists, parents and community members advocating for safe air in PPS
- Get help improving your classroom air
- Contribute to us advocating for PPS to provide safe, clean, fresh air in all PPS classrooms
Organize and learn with us on Facebook
Join over 350 other Portland parents, Portland community members, and community members and parents from other parts of Oregon and other states, all working together for safe, clean indoor air — join our Facebook group: Safe Indoor Air – Preventing Covid & Other Airborne Viruses
Get specific information about air quality in your school and across the distrcit
Read more about our analyses of airflow in PPS elementary, middle school, and K-8 classrooms here – and look up school-specific stats and analyses. We seek to get the 597* classrooms that have less than 3 air changes an hour and the 1111* classrooms between 3 to 6 air changes an hour to meet the Lancet Safe Work, Safe School, and Safe Travel recommendation of more than 6 air changes per hour. Let’s provide kids and staff the benefits of safe, clean air free of virus-laden respiratory aerosols, asthma triggers, and cancer-causing PM 2.5.