The International WELL Building Institute has assembled a task force aimed to reduce the health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections by mining scientific literature to identify enhanced opportunities for the built environment to improve population health and address such hazards.

The task force’s goals include:

  • Identify and develop a set of resources, including guidelines for individuals, organizations, and communities to help them better integrate actionable insights and proven strategies into how they manage both buildings and organizations.
  • Assess ways in which the WELL Building Standard can be further strengthened so WELL can best continue to support prevention and preparedness, resiliency, and recovery.

The task force will include experts from public health, government, and academia, philanthropy, as well as the architecture, design, and real estate communities. For more information, visit here.