Twin Cities International Schools has announced the installation of Steril-ultraviolet-C Aire’s germicidal irradiation (UVGI) emitters in its ventilation and HVAC system. UVGI technology has been shown to assist in the elimination and destruction of airborne infections, allergens, toxins, and irritants, resulting in a safer learning environment for kids and instructors. Twin Cities International Schools is already at the vanguard of introducing science-backed safety measures geared to counteract toxins present in the air, such as the COVID-19 virus, while school districts around the country strive to discover ways for safeguarding individuals within public facilities.
To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the charter school, which educates over 1,000 students and employs roughly 150 teachers and staff, switched to online learning in March 2020. The following winter, the school collaborated with Steril-Aire, a pioneer in the development of high-performance indoor air quality (IAQ) and ultraviolet gas ionisation (UVGI) technologies, to install the emitters in its rooftop systems before reintroducing kids and instructors to the classroom.
“Since installing Steril-Aire UVGI emitters, our COVID-19 positivity rate has remained at or below 1%, which is drastically lower than the surrounding Minneapolis-St. Paul community,” said Kelli Smith, the district’s COVID-19 coordinator and the school’s K-4 director. “We’re excited to continue to see the positive impact it will have on both student and teacher attendance, which has a direct correlation to learning outcomes.”