Research Questions for Aerosol Scientists Addressing COVID-19 and the Workplace

  The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has raised many questions about the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, including the possibility of aerosol transmission. In the workplace, workers may encounter asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic, and symptomatic individuals who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 and may expel airborne particles containing the virus. Aerosol scientists bring a unique understanding of airborne particle behavior to infectious disease transmission studies. A recent commentary in Aerosol Science & Technology, “COVID-19 and the Workplace: Research Questions for the Aerosol Science Community,” presents some of the questions surrounding droplets and aerosols containing SARS-CoV-2 and provides suggestions for