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The College Station faculty district is getting ready for the second semester by persevering with to comply with its set protocols, which embody utilizing a hospital grade disinfectant and fogging utilizing the Vital Oxide disinfectant.

Chuck Glenewinkel, director of communications for the College Station faculty district, additionally confirmed the district has obtained 2,000 moveable excessive effectivity particulate air (HEPA) filtration techniques which might be being distributed to campuses this week. There can be one machine per classroom.

During its Dec. 14 assembly, the College Station faculty board unanimously permitted the $613,675 buy of the two,000 gadgets and 1,500 alternative filters from Safeware Inc., using Health Support Grant cash allotted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and ESSER II funds.

The HEPA filtration machines are really useful as “an effective method for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other illness such as the flu,” based on a memo from Amy Drozd, the district’s chief monetary officer. This means it’s one thing that may proceed for use even past the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district bought the Medify MA-50 machines after asking VLK Architects and Salas O’Brien Mechanical Engineering to evaluation the accessible gadgets, Drozd mentioned in the course of the December assembly. The evaluation included wanting on the common sq. footage of a classroom and ensuring the machine’s noise was not at a degree that may disturb the training surroundings, she mentioned.