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How Fitwel and WELL Are Responding to COVID-19

From handwashing signage to humidification, here’s how the building industry can help combat the spread of infectious disease.

Lactation rooms, circadian lighting, nutritious food, and inviting stairways: through Fitwel and WELL, these have become more common ways to promote wellness through building design and operations. But what do these certifications have to say about illness? And specifically, about stopping the spread of COVID-19?

Fitwel: five steps

The Center for Active Design (CfAD), which administers the Fitwel standard, has created an online resource page regarding the pandemic—in particular, recommendations for better building operations to help slow the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. One of these resources is a fact sheet highlighting five specific strategies that are already part of the Fitwel 2.1 standard:

Published June 8, 2020

Melton, P. (2020, May 20). How Fitwel and WELL Are Responding to COVID-19. Retrieved from