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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Estimated Airborne Decay of SARS-CoV-2

DHS S&T performed laboratory studies to estimate the stability of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols representative of respiratory particles produced during breathing, talking or coughing across a range of environmental conditions. It was determined that environmental conditions, in particular simulated sunlight, greatly affected how long virus would remain stable in the air. The Probabilistic Analysis of National Threats, Hazards and Risks (PANTHR) program developed an interactive tool based on these data that allows users to estimate how long SARS-CoV-2 would remain stable in aerosols across environmental conditions including temperature, relative humidity and UV index. Users can use the tool to estimate the decay rate for SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols by selecting temperature, relative humidity and UV index information for a location of interest. This tool can help users better understand the effect of environmental conditions on aerosols containing SARS-CoV-2.

Feds Feed Families 2020

As this year’s DHS Feds Feed Families Campaign Chair, I am pleased to announce that the 2020 Feds Feed Families Food Drive is underway now through July 31.

COVID-19 Outbreak Related Records

Records related to the Department's efforts to respond to and assist in the recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak.  These records were released in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. 

Addressing New Realities for COVID-19 and Hurricane Season

DHS S&T is proud to co-sponsor the CIVIC, which will provide communities new tools for adapting to changing environments and enhancing preparedness and resilience to wide-ranging disasters, including hurricanes, floods and wildfires along with pandemics

Caring for Kids During COVID-19

Juggling your family’s work, life, and health needs can be stressful during this COVID-19 emergency. School closures and lack of child care present special challenges for parents, but there are some steps that you can take to help manage this temporary new normal.

Tips and Resources for Managing Virtual Teams

As some parts of the Department have been utilizing full-time or expanded telework, you as supervisors and managers may face new challenges fostering a sense of teamwork in your virtual teams.

COVID-19 Update 15 - Heroes Among Us

Like so many of you, I spent this past weekend celebrating Memorial Day in a very different manner from years past. Picnics, family gatherings, and visits to the monuments in Washington, DC were replaced with walks through the woods and by the river.


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