What to Do When Room is Contaminated

What do I do if the room is contaminated by aerosolization?
  • A small device triggered
  • Warning received that a biological agent released in a public space
  • Warning received that air-handling system is contaminated
Steps to Take
  1. Turn off local fans or ventilation units in the area.
  2. Leave area immediately.
  3. Close the door, or section off the area to prevent others from entering (i.e., keep others away).
  4. Shut down air handling system in the building, if possible.
  5. If possible, list all people who were in the room or area. Give this list to both the local public health authorities so that proper instructions can be given for medical follow-up, and to law enforcement officials for further investigation.