There are steps educators are taking when returning to the classroom to make sure they are not only a place of learning, but a healthy space for students to thrive. In addition to masking and distancing, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines suggest schools improve ventilation as part of their cleaning strategy, yet it’s estimated that over half of all public-school districts need to update or replace their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Placing portable air purifiers in these spaces helps reduce the amount of airborne contaminants, including viruses, by refreshing and purifying the air as it passes through its filters. Viruses spreads through aerosolized particles that tend to hang in the air unless they are blown away or removed; air purifiers can do both.
Copernicus wants to help keep the classroom a safe, healthy space with their Portable True HEPA Air Purifier. A lower cost, quicker to implement solution, that will keep everyone healthy and engaged without disturbing noise. To prevent the spread of airborne viruses indoors, the air should be refreshed five to six times per hour. This air purifier removes at least 99.97% of airborne contaminants in one pass with dual True HEPA filters and circulates the air of an average classroom 5.2 times per hour. Safe and easy to use, the Portable True HEPA Air Purifier includes a child safety lock and easily replaceable filters. This purifier can also be adjusted for a classroom with a timer and five fan speeds. With its decibel level of approximately 68dB, which is the same level as a normal conversation, it blends into the environment like white noise so no one will be disturbed while it’s on.
Safeguarding health in the classroom is just as important as learning in the classroom. Clean air helps students thrive and studies have shown having clean air in the classroom is a benefit to students’ engagement, behavior and test scores. There are many benefits to having good air quality along with increased student engagement, including an improved well-being for allergy and asthma sufferers and reducing the transmission of viruses like COVID-19. Air purification is a key component in improving air quality indoors and Copernicus’ Portable True HEPA Air Purifier can help you create a classroom full of clean air and learning.