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As schools and businesses reopen around the U.S., quantitative infection risk assessment can be used in the decision-making process. This presentation will explore two case studies where the Wells-Riley model was used to calculate SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk estimates. Based on previously collected data, risk estimates were calculated for nail salons and public schools located in New York City under different exposure scenarios. Learners will review the data necessary to conduct a quantitative infection risk assessment using the Wells-Riley model as well as the strengths and limitations of this approach.
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An estimation of airborne SARS-CoV-2 infection transmission risk in New York City nail salons:
Estimating aerosol transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 in New York City public schools during reopening:
- Explain the mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 transmission
- Identify the data necessary to conduct a quantitative infection risk assessment using the Wells-Riley model
- Apply the Wells-Riley model to estimate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission