The long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will transform future building design practices to prioritize public health and mitigate the risk of spreading infection. Technologies that have long been utilized in hospitals and medical centers, but have not been widely embraced in other sectors due to additional costs, may see wider integration in other public buildings.
Healthcare settings have more rigorous cleaning regimens to control hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) and supplement hand cleaning of rooms with automatic and systems-based approaches. This method can remove the chance of human error. Here are four techniques and technologies that can be easily adapted from healthcare facilities to other settings: