Air Filtration Units Purchased for Classrooms

Air Filtration Units Purchased for Classrooms

As we move into the cold weather months, the St. Barnabas leadership, the PTU and others continue to evaluate available data to identify additional ways to keep our kids safe and in school throughout the school year.  The next layer in our protective mechanisms is to add air purifiers to each classroom. 

Scientists and medical professionals agree that air ventilation is key in continuing to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Various research has recommended adding HEPA filter units to cleanse the classroom air as a low cost way to foster air circulation and ventilation.  HEPA filters trap contaminants pulled in before pushing out clean air and are almost 100% efficient at capturing all airborne particles, including the very smallest sizes.  This assessment is supported by various local medical professionals that specialize in infectious diseases and lung health.

With this in mind, the PTU has purchased air filtration units for all homeroom, special and auxiliary classrooms. They should be installed before Thanksgiving break.  The purchase of these units was made possible by the generous donations of several St. Barnabas families and the additional fundraising efforts taken on by the PTU this fall.

Air Filtration Installed in the Church

A HALO-LED in-duct air purification system has also been installed at St. Barnabas Church. The system proactively treats every cubic inch of air space, reducing airborne and surface contaminants and pollutants through bi-polar ionization and revolutionary technology. It reduces airborne and surface microbials, bacteria, viruses, and mold; killing 99% of sneeze germs within three feet and 99% of viruses on surfaces. We are pleased to be able to make St. Barnabas Church healthier and safer, and hope you take comfort in knowing that it is a top priority in all that we do. To see and better understand how this works, visit or visit for more information.

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