In the face of new mandates surrounding the pandemic, some industries have begun tackling sanitation requirements with newfound vigor and adaptive technologies. While we're used to the amenities and luxuries within the hospitality industry, a new technique is emerging to protect clients: virus-scrubbed air. If that sounds a little too technical, here's what you need to know.
COVID-19 and Air Quality
One of the most intimidating components surrounding COVID-19 is its ability to be transmitted through the air. In a general sense, the virus can jump from host to host in a short period, affecting the health of all inhabitants within the area.
While we have already begun to see an emergence of hotel and transport sanitation with electrostatic spray and ultra-violet light exposure on surfaces, hospitality industries are stepping up in a big way.
Virus-Scrubbed Air and Filtration
Although virus-scrubbed air may sound like an amenity that's outside of our budget, it's a powerful and effective technology that thoroughly filters the air for viruses and particles. Sure, it may be easy to clean the surface of a sink, cabinet our countertop, but what can you do when hundreds of people are crammed together?
One HVAC system, Plasma Air, exudes charged ion particles into the air that guests breathe, minimizing the spread of COVID-19. The technology is still an ongoing effort with a virus-capture rate of 99%. Results like this indicate that we can breathe -- quite literally -- a sigh of relief knowing we have high-quality air to consume.
Staying Safe While Traveling
While virus-scrubbing technology is just around the corner, it has never been a better time to double-down on your indoor air quality. If you will be using a hospitality service in the upcoming weeks or months, here are some useful tips to keep in mind:
- Wash your hands with warm water and soap after contacting a public surface.
- Always wear a standardized mask over your mouth and nose.
- Avoid traveling and using public areas if you are experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms.
- Practice social distancing and keep a 6-foot space between yourself and strangers.
- Get plenty of vitamin D in your diet.
- Stay hydrated, active and fit in the months to come.
With new virus-scrubbing HVAC technology upon us, let's work together to crush this virus once and for all and restore normality to our lives!