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Soon Your Building Might Have A COVID-19 Safety Rating

The International WELL Building Institute has launched a new standard to rate how well a building protects its occupants from the transmission of the novel coronavirus.

Dubbed the WELL Health-Safety Rating, it can be used to rate most property types, including offices, retail, restaurants, schools and hotels, as people begin to return to work and otherwise go out again. The standard will also examine building sanitation, which in a post-pandemic context includes cleaning and touchless surfaces, water quality, waste disposal and other factors.

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