Best Practices for Facility Operations & Maintenance Related to COVID-19

Roxbury Community College


The required procedures for facility operation and maintenance in general and the HVAC system in particular have recently changed in response to the COVID-19 threat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as several organizations that have jurisdiction over the O&M of buildings including ASHRAE, OSHA and BOMA have developed various related guidelines. This program will review the pertinent sections of these guidelines including topics such as the procedures for O&M during shutdown and how to prepare for reopening as well as HVAC operation modifications required for ongoing mitigation of virus spread including outside air requirements, filtration requirements, and maintenance procedures.

The course will include several break-out sessions to allow participants to share their experiences with each other and to develop mitigation strategies tailored to the particular equipment and operations of their facility.

All classes for this course will be offered through online instruction.

Please see program link below for additional information.


  • Institution Name: Roxbury Community College
  • Department: Center for Smart Building Technology
  • Address: 1234 Columbus Ave , Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
  • Website:


  • Name: Frank Mruk
  • Title: Executive Director
  • Email:
  • Phone: 857-701-1564