DHS Creates Tool to Predict How Long SARS-CoV-2 Lives on Surfaces

The Department of Homeland Security | May 29, 2020

DHS Creates Tool to Predict How Long SARS-CoV-2 Lives on Surfaces
Researchers in the Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate recently produced and continue to update a predictive modeling tool that forecasts the natural decay of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—on surfaces under relevant temperature and humidity conditions. The SARS-CoV-2 Natural Decay Calculator pulls insights from in-progress research efforts conducted by S&T’s National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center. And while it doesn’t directly offer specific guidance, the interactive resource is intended to support response and re-entry efforts and officials’ decisions regarding courses of action to pursue within the facilities they're responsible for.

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The City of Palmdale honored its volunteers on Thursday, April 14 at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the Chimbole Cultural Center. The event was themed "Ordinary People---Extraordinary Efforts.” In addition to a lunch catered by Gino’s Italian Restaurant in Palmdale, volunteers were presented with a certificate of appreciation and a commemorative pin.
The City of Palmdale has over 275 volunteers on record, donating time in City programs that include the sports and equestrian programs, Legacy Commons, Palmdale Playhouse, South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), Neighborhood Services, Adopt-a-Wall, Palmdale City Library, Joe Davies Heritage Airpark and various City offices. Combined with volunteers at the City’s community events and programs such as the Season of Service events, volunteers contributed 53,477 hours of service in FY 2014-2015, which according to the Independent Sector adds up to $1,436,932 worth of service to the City.

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The City of Palmdale honored its volunteers on Thursday, April 14 at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the Chimbole Cultural Center. The event was themed "Ordinary People---Extraordinary Efforts.” In addition to a lunch catered by Gino’s Italian Restaurant in Palmdale, volunteers were presented with a certificate of appreciation and a commemorative pin.
The City of Palmdale has over 275 volunteers on record, donating time in City programs that include the sports and equestrian programs, Legacy Commons, Palmdale Playhouse, South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), Neighborhood Services, Adopt-a-Wall, Palmdale City Library, Joe Davies Heritage Airpark and various City offices. Combined with volunteers at the City’s community events and programs such as the Season of Service events, volunteers contributed 53,477 hours of service in FY 2014-2015, which according to the Independent Sector adds up to $1,436,932 worth of service to the City.