COVID-19 relief money was made available to private schools and could only be spent on items that related to the pandemic. One of the items BJA procured with these funds were powerful air filtration devices for our classrooms and other assembly spaces.
The air is drawn into the device where it is exposed to ultra-violet light which destroys viruses, kills bacteria and mold spores. The device then returns the air into the classroom. Even using the device’s lowest setting, the air in most BJA’s classrooms will be recycled within minutes.
Some people are sensitive to this filtration method when used on higher settings, so BJA will not use these settings except when people are not present.
A number of BJA families who have young people who suffer from allergies and asthma report excellent results when they have used these devices in their homes.
At BJA we hope that the instance of flu and other air-born diseases will be minimized by our use of these devices. We also hope that it will allow us to minimize the number of protocols implemented to control such viruses.