The Domino Effect of Quarantine and Responses to COVID-19: What We Know, What You Can Do

March 17, 2020 Bob Krell

Scroll down for video recordings, session handouts, and COVID-19 Resources Links!

Part-3 focuses on the management of the physical indoor environment, and the practical building-related strategies that can be implemented to reduce occupants’ exposure to viruses. It will include a thorough overview of effective anti-viral cleaning and disinfecting practices to reduce viruses on surfaces.  And it will review prudent measures facilities personnel and building owners can take to maximize the efficacy of their building systems to reduce viral exposure risk.

While the session focuses primarily on larger buildings and workspaces, several of the basic strategies for effective cleaning and improved ventilation apply to home management as well.


Cole Stanton – Frequently engaged with catastrophe restoration, and as a key liason to organizations providing tens of thousands of volunteers in the aftermath of fire, flooding and hurricanes (such as SendRelief), Cole has put boots on the ground to support efforts in more than 30 disaster zones since 2003. Past experience with outbreaks include response strategy development to bird & swine flu, EVD-68 and Ebola, and surface disinfection procedural and policy development for these potential pandemics, as well as numerous regional and local epidemics (norovirus etc) As of Spring 2020, Cole Stanton is Director of Education and AED Specification for the Building Solutions Group (BSG) of ICP (Innovative Chemical Products).  In building out a more structured and robust training, knowledge, and specification capability, Cole continues to engage and serve all 24 brands and over 12,000 construction projects in the BSG portfolio.  These product areas include building envelope, environmental restoration & remediation, waterproofing, aesthetic finishes, industrial performance coatings, paint removers, marine applications, cementitious technologies, and recreational/athletic surfaces.  ICP is the 10th largest coatings company in North America.   For 22 years prior, Cole served in leadership, technical and field sales roles for ICP’s Fiberlock’s  products for remediation of asbestos, lead paint, mold, disaster recovery, and smoke/fire restoration. With ICP and Fiberlock for 25 years, Cole has provided multi-disciplinary expertise and service to various industries and agencies to develop remediation standards, augment state & provincial regulations.  He both presents and writes frequently for industry conferences and publications.   Every day, the most exciting challenges involve combining technology from across ICP to solve new challenges in emerging industries such as ICP’s research and provision of solutions for wildfire restoration & suppression, or for legalized cannabis Current standards development projects include development of the first international standard for Fire Damage Restoration, both in the RIA/IAQA program for four years ending 2018; and presently as a volunteer to the IICRC (Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)drafting of the S760 Wildfire Damage Restoration Standard.  During the RIA (Restoration Industries Association) development phase, Cole was Chair of the Tools, Equipment and Materials Committee; as well as providing early leadership to the HVAC Committee.  He served the Consensus Body for this fire damage document for nearly four years. Also with IICRC, Cole continues to serve the Consensus Body (CB) on the IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation.  Past service includes service on the CB of the IICRC S540 Trauma Cleanup document, as a Reviewer for the IICRC S500 standard for Water Damage Restoration, and as a Subject-Matter-Expert for exam development for the MRS (Mold Remediation Specialist). 

Kristofer Anderson, PE – Kris is the founder and President of K.G. ANDERSON, a Maine consulting engineering firm since 2002, which offers industrial, commercial, healthcare, and residential customers independent assistance regarding building energy, HVAC design and diagnostics, envelope design and forensics, retro-commissioning, and indoor air quality. Kris has a diverse background in the building and construction industry spanning 37 years. Kris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Norwich, and is a Maine Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, and Certified Energy Manager. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Building Commissioning Association (BCA), the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and Member of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC). Kris is a frequent speaker at conferences on the subjects of indoor air quality, HVAC, building forensics & science, and retro-commissioning. He is also a Volunteer Firefighter.

Corbett Lunsford

Scott Armour

Dr. David Krause


Bob Krell

Session Handouts:

Kris Anderson slides

Practical Building Recommendations to Reduce Virus Transmission
Prepared by Kristofer G. Anderson, P.E., Bath, ME

Cole Stanton slides

RIA-IICRC Preliminary Report for Restoration Contractors Assisting Clients With COVID-19 Concerns

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Special Thanks to All Our Panel Experts and the Organizations that Made This Free Event Possible!

Maine Indoor Air Quality Council – Offering one of the nation’s premiere educational and industry networking events!

The IAQ & Energy 2020 Conference takes place this October 27-28 in Portland, ME and via a live-stream online. The MIAQC is still accepting applications to present at the conference until April 17, 2020 at:

The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council is a not-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in Maine.  Our mission:  to create healthy, productive, and environmentally sustainable indoor environments through education, communications & advocacy. The Council is nationally-recognized for its efforts to promote healthy indoor environments on a comprehensive level.

Resources for COVID-19

A compilation of resources for management of the indoor environment during the COVID-19 epidemic.

From Maine Indoor Air Quality Council:

Practical Building Recommendations to Reduce Virus Transmission
Prepared by Kristofer G. Anderson, P.E., Bath, ME


ASHRAE Position Document on Airborne Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Response Resources

From Federation of European Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Associations

How to Operate and Use Building Services to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

From OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

OSHA ALERT to Prevent Worker Exposure

March 9, 2020 – OSHA News Release
U.S. Department of Labor Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

March 14, 2020 – OSHA National News Release
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Temporary Enforcement Guidance for Respirator Fit-Testing in Healthcare during COVID-19 Outbreak

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection Recommendations

People with Asthma and COVID-19

From Johns Hopkins University

Active Map for COVID-19

From New England Journal of Medicine:

Updates, resources for viruses on surfaces


HealthWeather Map:

The Power of Social Distancing

Corona Virus Vs. the Flu

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