The appearance of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the subsequent pandemic of COVID-19 has shown biosafety to be one of the biggest challenges of this century. A recent study has found that SARS-CoV-2 can remain viable in aerosols for at least 3 hours, and up to days on surfaces. If no vaccine is to be found before 2021 then reliable environmental air monitoring solutions will become critical to safely reopen public areas such as schools or restaurants.
In this white paper, we present best practices for virus monitoring in air samples and describe how experts have used Bertin’s Coriolis air samplers in a
wide range of environments.