While maintaining proper social distancing and wearing face coverings are probably most effective in reducing the risk of exposure to a virus, certain features in the design of buildings can help.
The new FHS building will have larger classrooms, wider corridors, easily cleanable surfaces and touchless plumbing features. It will have new ventilation systems, a higher level of air filtration, and the ability to automatically flush air out of the building on a regular basis.
Also, the ventilation system will have separate zones that will make it easier to separate different cohorts of students and staff, and to isolate zones in order to prevent cross-contamination.
Source: FHS Building Committee Union Neighborhood presentation, April 4, 2020. Watch the video here.