Ohio County, West Virginia (WTRF) — New technology to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus is already working in some Ohio County schools.
And now it’s being added to others. The school board resolved on Monday to approve $ 100,000 to add to Bridge Street Middle School and elementary schools in Bethlehem, Madison, and Ritchie.
This is called needle point bipolar ionization technology. A very small blue box that has a great effect.
It is connected to the existing heating and ventilation system of the building. It is located at Elm Grove Elementary School, Middle Creek Elementary School, and Wheeling Park High School. And it is reported to be 99 points 4 percent effective in stopping the spread of the virus in the air.
Essentially it puts ions throughout our building, and when they come into contact with an object, in this case a virus, disables it after 30 minutes. Therefore, it essentially knocks down the receptor to connect to things and prevent further connections.
OCS, Operations Administrator, David Crumm
It will also be set up in the board office, bus garage and high school pool.
And many other schools in the district have already been approved and are planned to be set up. They include Triadelphia, Steen Rod, West Liberty, Warwood, Woodsdale and Wheeling Middle.
New technology to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus in schools in Ohio County
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