COVID-19 Resources

The Center for Active Design, operator of Fitwel, is deeply committed to providing support throughout the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic—by staying abreast of the latest research, expanding online resources, and responding to the needs of our community. We invite you to join us in leveraging built environment strategies to slow the spread of the virus and support community resilience during this uniquely challenging moment in history.

The global spread of COVID-19 has heightened awareness of the pressing importance of Fitwel’s mission of building health for all®. With people around the world spending an increasing amount of time indoors and in their local neighborhoods, the spaces where we live, work, study, and play have shifted dramatically.

Announcing Fitwel's NEW Viral Response Module

The Fitwel Viral Response module provides annual, third-party certification of policies and practices informed by the latest public health research on mitigating the spread of contagious diseases. The module is informed by notable industry leaders, academic advisors, and our Research to Action resource series that was developed in response to the current pandemic.

Click here to download our fact sheet, and learn more here. Get started on a Viral Response Certification today at app.fitwel.org.

Research to Action: Building Health for All® in the Face of COVID-19

The global spread of COVID-19 has heightened awareness of the pressing importance of Fitwel’s mission of building health for all®. With people around the world spending an increasing amount of time indoors and in their local neighborhoods, the spaces where we live, work, study, and play have shifted dramatically.

The Center for Active Design has published content to respond to this demand, using the best available evidence to date. Published in the summer of 2020, each chapter of Research to Action is designed to contribute to an ever-evolving conversation to optimize health in the face of COVID-19.

Chapter content, available for download here.

  1. Leveraging Buildings to Mitigate Viral Transmission
  2. Building Trust in the Workplace
  3. Addressing Mental Health Within Residential Settings
  4. Optimizing Density for People
  5. Addressing Health Disparities in the Built Environment
 
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