Bibb County Schools
bipolar ionization device

Bibb County (Ga.) district adds devices to HVAC systems to combat Covid-19

Feb. 11, 2021
The district says the needlepoint bipolar ionization devices can eliminate 99.9% of infectious pathogens.

The Bibb County (Ga.) School District is adding needlepoint bipolar ionization devices to school HVAC systems to combat the spread of Covid-19.

WMGT-TV reports that the devices can eliminate 99.9% of infectious pathogens, including the virus that causes Covid-19. Originally, the devices were meant to purify the air of dirt, dust, and mold.

District spokesman Jeremy Timmerman says the devices are an extra layer of protection to keep students safe.

“We have masks in place, we have social distancing in place, we have policies for quarantining both faculty, staff, and students for the case of someone contracting the virus or being in contact with the virus,” says Timmerman. “This is just another way that we can keep students safe when they come back to the classroom on February 18th.”

Schools using needlepoint bipolar ionization devices: John R Lewis Elementary; Hartley Elementary; and Appling Middle, all in Macon.

The district expects all schools to have the devices by the end of February.

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