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The beginning of 2020 has seen the spread of the novel coronavirus, which appeared in late 2019.

As with any contagious disease, many people are opting to keep their kids home from school or even stay home themselves to prevent exposure. In fact, in many parts of the U.S., schools have been sending students home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Restaurants and gyms have closed, and only essential businesses continue to operate. With everyone cooped up in the house, one invisible threat remains: poor indoor air quality.

After talk of a pandemic, indoor air quality seems like a bit of a let-down. However, for those of us practicing social distancing, indoor air quality is more important than ever. In this article, we are going to address why it is imperative to maintain your home’s air quality during the new coronavirus outbreak. But first, let’s discuss the novel coronavirus for some context.

HEPA purifiers are only one type of purifier, but they are your best bet for getting rid of the coronavirus.

For example, ionic purifiers will run into the same issues as HEPA purifiers when removing coronavirus droplets, and UV purifiers may produce ozone, which is a more immediate danger to your health than the coronavirus when staying home.