Support for HEPA filtration in offices, schools, and colleges
June 12, 2021


Whereas, the Environmental Protection Agency has identified that High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) systems can help in the reduction of airborne viruses; and

Whereas, schools, colleges, worksites, and offices usually have Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units and personnel to service these units; and

Whereas, along with source control cleaning and sanitization, HEPA filtration would decrease student and employee risk of exposure;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the CFT supports that each school, college, or site that has students, instructors and/or staff present, have air filtered through an HVAC system with HEPA filters; and

Be it further resolved, that the CFT supports that pre-filters be changed on a weekly schedule and HEPA filters changed at least every two weeks; and

Be it finally resolved, that the CFT support HEPA filter placement in each school, college, or site where students, staff, and instructors are present or may be present.

  • Passed as Resolution 12 (to CFT Convention) by the Executive Council on June 12, 2021
  • Submitted by the AFT College Staff Guild, Local 1521A