UV-C Light Used to Disinfect High School After Reported Illnesses


Surfacide is helping with the clean-up and disinfection efforts at Milton High School in Wisconsin after the school district reported several student illnesses in mid-October. Milton High School is using a high-tech disinfection system called the Surfacide Helios®, which uses UV-C energy to kill organisms on hard surfaces, including walls, floors, counter tops, bathroom fixtures and more. The Surfacide system, which is typically used in clinical settings to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), is being used to clean and disinfect common areas throughout the school.

“Surfacide stepped up when we had a health situation that needed immediate attention,” says Jeremy Bilhorn, principal of Milton High School. “It’s reassuring to know that we’re using the most advanced technology to clean and disinfect our school – we couldn’t be more grateful.”

The Surfacide UV-C system from Surfacide uses three energy emitters in vacant rooms to eradicate drug-resistant organisms, including C. diff, MRSA, VRE, CRE and Acinetobacter. Each emitter comes equipped with laser validation to ensure the room is completely covered during the disinfection process. Once validation is completed, the emitters automatically activate and begin the disinfection process, which lasts roughly 30 minutes.

“UV-C disinfection is being used at hospitals around the world. Surfacide has changed the way UV-C technology is used in healthcare,” says Jeff Veenhuis, president of Surfacide Manufacturing, Inc. “We’re glad we could use this technology right here in Wisconsin to help a local school.”

The Surfacide Helios UV-C hard surface disinfection system is currently available in the U.S. and European markets.

Source: Surfacide

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