Protection When The Masks Come Off
Keeping the community safe in a post-mask world
Studies show that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, is transmitted through airborne viral aerosols. The risk is higher in enclosed, crowded, and under-ventilated spaces where people spend long periods of time, causing the viral load to increase along with rate of transmission.
Cleaning the air in each room with properly designed and sized air cleaners offers risk reduction with no loss of comfort, no additional limitations of behavior, and no personal effort whatsoever. Air cleaning and control technologies offer options to attract and retain staff, allow them to work efficiently, and offload duties that are otherwise a distraction. As the pandemic goes through its seemingly relentless waves, technology enhancements will offer safer school environments, more productive employees, and confident parents.
“Killing the virus in the air reduces risk without adding any more inconvenience or stresses on the kids, I know that every room is being cleaned continuously and effectively.”
– Ebony West, Director of Business Operations at Highville Charter School and Change Academy
Installing technology that proactively kills viral aerosols rebalances the burden of safety from occupants protecting themselves to the building protecting its occupants. A century-old, gold standard technology for disinfection, germicidal UV-C light is now being integrated into air cleaners that reduce risk of viral spread and boost the confidence of building stakeholders. Once a facility is armed to fight Covid-19 itself, a freer, more lasting indoor environment is possible.
Most existing facilities do not support proper virus mitigation due to the lack of necessity prior to the pandemic. Fortunately, technology exists to make these upgrades quickly and efficiently. Standalone air cleaning using germicidal UV-C light is the most beneficial route to combatting the indoor spread of SARS-CoV-2. Virions are very small, and can pass through many grades of fine dust filters that are referred to in marketing material as “HEPA.” Filters need frequent changeouts, a process that not only allows the opportunity for viruses and bacteria to be released back into the room, but also significantly increases overhead over time.
Bluezone’s filter-free, germicidal UV-C air cleaners have been tested to kill more than 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, mold, and other contaminants in indoor spaces. A catalyst in the system also eliminates chemical contaminants so odors and volatile organic compounds are effectively destroyed.
Operated as recommended, the Bluezone germicidal UV-C air purifiers require maintenance only every two years. The Bluezone units are self-sanitizing, so there is no risk of virus transmission while servicing a unit. Finally, Bluezone units on high speed in their ceiling mounts of floor mount cabinetry are very quiet, allowing the air to be cleaned at the full capacity of the Bluezone without causing distraction or annoyance. A glowing Bluezone logo indicates to room occupants that the air is being continuously cleaned.
- Kills Viral Aerosols
- Certified Zero Ozone