Ottawa USD 290 has partnered with Violet Defense to pilot UV technology as a means to disinfect our buildings. We are excited about this technology and pilot as we continue to strive for excellence and innovation. Attached is a press release regarding the pilot, Violet Defense, and the products we are using.
Violet Defense Conducts Disinfection Evaluation with Kansas School District
Violet Defense UV Disinfection Technology Put to the Test as Ottawa, Kansas Public Schools Reopen Their Doors
PRESS RELEASE APR 7, 2021
April 7, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Violet Defense, the company behind the only known pulsed Xenon UV disinfection devices that can be
installed and operated autonomously, is teaming up with Ottawa Public Schools in Kansas for a multi-faceted evaluation program. Violet Defense will provide the Ottawa school district with a variety of mobile and installed S.A.G.E. UV products for efficacy and operational evaluation
and feedback. Some of the products being tested in the school system include the Flash M3, the UV Sports Decon case, the Beam mobile unit, and a Micro unit that will be installed in the nurses' clinic to protect students, staff, and faculty.
Violet Defense is partnering with Ottawa to thoroughly assess the company's technology in highly trafficked areas in order to identify new techniques and deployments for their equipment. The ultimate goal of this effort is to design and implement purpose-fit solutions for school environments, particularly as Kansas, and many other states, are beginning to return to some sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are proud to support Violet Defense's work in the Ottawa Public School District Evaluation," said Ottawa
Superintendent Dr. Ryan Cobbs. "We are excited about this partnership opportunity in our pursuit of finding the best solutions for accelerated decontamination and disinfection of classrooms and enclosed spaces in our schools. Depending on results the Ottawa public school district evaluation, this endeavor could mean a much safer return to classrooms, not only during COVID but for years to come.
"Our aim as a business has forever been to help protect the communities where adults and children work, study, and play by equipping everyday spaces with our proven UV disinfection solutions at a cost-effective price point,” said Terrance Berland, Chairman and CEO of Violet Defense. “This is exceedingly important while in this pandemic, as students and teachers try to determine effective techniques to return some normalcy in schools.”
Wherever the equipment is placed or installed in a room, the patented UV disinfection technology can protect common spaces by killing up to 99+ percent of SARS-CoV-2, Norovirus, and influenza in the air and on surfaces. The systems can be manually activated or render a 30-minute disinfection cycle completely autonomously, enabling businesses and schools to incorporate powerful UV disinfection when and where they need it most. This combination of deployment options can bring the powerful pulsed Xenon technology to any environment requiring disinfection, including classrooms, labs, locker rooms, nurse’s clinics, bathrooms and more.
About Violet Defense
Violet Defense uses UV disinfection to protect everyday spaces from harmful pathogens by killing up to 99.9% of E. coli, Salmonella, MRSA, C. diff., Norovirus, C. Auris, and coronavirus. Violet Defense's technology is the only known Pulsed Xenon solution that can be installed into a room full-time, creating a continuous way to address disinfection needs of all types of settings. For more information, visit www.violetdefense.com or follow us on Facebook (@violetdefense) or LinkedIn (@violetdefensetechnology).
About Ottawa, Kansas Public Schools
The Ottawa administrative team strives to expand educational options in their school district, provide the greatest of resources for students, and afford incredible learning spaces for students
and everyone who uses their facilities. The mission of Ottawa public schools is to ensure that each and every student graduates with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to have life sustaining employment. For more information, visit www.usd290.org or follow us on Facebook (@OttawaUSD290) or Twitter (@ottawa290).
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