School-Wide Air Purifier Installation Program
During the week of May 3, 2021, Maintenance and Custodial Services executed a mass installation project in all ACPS classrooms and learning spaces as proposed during the April 22, 2021 School Board Meeting that mentioned improving air quality in our facilities. Air purifiers were distributed and installed throughout ACPS schools and classrooms in accordance with our continued dedication to safety protocols amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These air purifiers will ensure our efforts for the safety of our students and staff maintain a priority.
How effective are these air purifiers? They can clean the air of an average-sized classroom in well under an hour, and their medical-grade filters can capture 99.99% of airborne contaminants down to 0.1 microns, including allergens and aerosolized viruses that can spread from person to person. Since these air purifiers are also designed to operate continuously without ever needing to shut off, they will ensure our classrooms and other facilities have clean air circulating through them at all times.
Nearly 1,400 of these air purifiers were deployed to 22 educational facilities where they were tested, installed, and activated in classrooms, gymnasiums, and auditoriums, as well as other approved areas beneficial to teaching and learning. For more information about these air purifiers, visit Alen, the supplier for these units.