The White House guest residences are scheduled to receive an HVAC system upgrade fit for a president. As reported by TMZ, the presidential guest house and a number of other townhomes will receive a nearly $2 million heating and cooling upgrade that will cater to recommended CDC guidelines.
The renovations are covered by tax dollars. More from TMZ:
According to official documents, obtained by TMZ, Uncle Sam is shelling out $1,956,924.38 to replace HVAC systems at the Jackson Place Townhouse Complexes. The townhouses include the President's Guest House, better known as the Blair House, as well as a slew of other townhouses on the block that begins at 700 Jackson Place ... right near the White House.
The CDC has previously issued guidelines to employers on how to protect staff and others to slow the spread of the virus. Among the recommendation includes improving HVAC systems and/or finding ways to increase the percentage of outdoor air that makes up the air inside buildings. The order for the new HVAC systems, according to the doc, was solicited October 27 and it's slated to be completed around January 2022. It's a huge task.
The HVAC system in the White House is not a part of the upgrade. The system was replaced in 2017.