As schools reopen and transition from online learning back to being in person, a primary concern for faculty, staff and parents are the methods in which educational spaces are being cleaned. Between masks, sanitizing high-touch areas, and good ventilation, these safety measures ensure that individuals who spend a significant amount of time in these learning environments are protected.
But an additional component making headlines for cleaner spaces is air purification systems and their ability to not only address indoor air quality but tackle other inside elements that compromise health-such as viruses, bacteria, allergens, molds and fungi.
Many schools are opting for capture-based air purification technologies. Capture-based air purification only works when the air passes through a device. Schools looking for a more effective and immediate solution are choosing ActivePure Technology. ActivePure is a technology that continuously cleans air and surfaces in real-time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ActivePure Technology is a scientifically proven technology that significantly improves indoor air quality by neautralizing 99.9% of the rooms pathogens. Schools trust ActivePure because it's science-based. When a portable air purification device or HVAC system is installed, ActivePure immediately begins working by filling the room with ActivePure Molecules. These molecules actively seek and neutralize a wide range of bacteria and germs in the room-both on surfaces and in the air. Turning each pathogen into a harmless byproduct, ActivePure Technology is the most fastest-acting technology, ultimately minimizing the risk of contamination, cross-contamination and recontamination.
When the school year began, teachers and administrators in Sarasota County, FL, were excited to return to in-person learning but wanted to take every possible precaution to ensure that the health and safety of those occupying their buildings were safe and protected.
Knowing their health was and is incredibly important, the county turned to ActivePure Technology in the wake of discovering that standard safety measures like wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing, weren't enough to assuage parents. ActivePure Technology became their solution to further help protect their children from the COVID-19 virus.
The Sarasota school district added 130 portable Pure & Clean with ActivePure Technology devices at Pine View and other schools in the county.
Craig Maniglia, a district spokesman, said that Courtney Rosenthal, a parent at Pine View School, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds necessary to install hospital-grade air purifiers in every classroom. The school raised enough money to purchase the Pure & Clean with ActivePure Technology devices for all 112 classrooms-plus more for other schools in the county-to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as Florida students return to in-person learning.
Since installing the units before the first day of school, students have remained in the classroom for in-person learning while others throughout the country continue to move back and forth between virtual and in-person learning.
"I feel so much safer knowing that my kids, their friends, our teachers and our staff are going to have that added layer of safety," Pamela Novak, a teacher at Pine View School, said.
Using a quality air and surface purification unit with ActivePure Technology helps deactivate airborne and surface pathogens and easily maintains optimal air quality levels in classrooms. Additional benefits of utilizing ActivePure Technology in schools include:
ActivePure Technologies offers a wide range of air and surface purification systems ideal for schools as education becomes one of the top priorities for both faculty and parents alike. By installing ActivePure, school districts can provide peace of mind and confidently have everyone return to the classroom safely.
To learn more about ActivePure Technology, its benefits and system options, visit ActivePure.com for more information or call 1-888-217-4316.