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Chicago Public Schools Set to Install Nearly 30,000 HealthWay® Air Purification Systems

HealthWay will provide air purification solutions to classrooms and high-traffic areas throughout every school to help students and teachers return back to in-person learning safely.

Pulaski, NY – November 13, 2020 – The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has announced that they will install nearly 30,000 HealthWay portable air purification units provided through Delos, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CPS is one of the largest school districts in the United States, with over 355,000 students and 38,000 employees.

HealthWay air purification systems are a crucial step in getting students, teachers, and staff back to school safely. These units will be installed in classrooms and high traffic areas throughout every school to build a comprehensive “classroom-based air purification” program. CPS conducted classroom ventilation assessments and air quality evaluations by state-certified environmental specialists to ensure that every student who returns to a CPS school is able to learn in a classroom that is safe and properly ventilated. The district carried out a multi-stage assessment of district school buildings which led to the decision to install industry-leading HealthWay air purification systems.

CPS will utilize HealthWay patented DFS technology that is proven to capture particles up to 0.007 μm, which is smaller in size than all known ultrafine virus particles, including COVID-19 size particles. DFS removes over 99% of airborne mold, bacteria, and viruses from the air. DFS Technology also removes pollutants like pollen, dust, and pet dander from the air that often cause allergies in children and adults. HealthWay products are tested with a class one laser particle counter and are certified to meet or exceed HEPA filtration standards.

“Nothing is more important than creating the safest possible in-person learning environments for our students and dedicated staff, which is why we are going beyond public health recommendations to place HEPA air purifiers in every classroom,” said CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson. “Combined with critical mitigation efforts, such as mask-wearing, readily available hand sanitizer, signage, and social distancing, the district’s plan supports a safe return to school.”

HealthWay Family of Brands is proud to help The Chicago Public Schools return back to school, by providing the freshest air possible. If you are an educational institution interested in HealthWay, more information can be found here:

About HealthWay Family of Brands

From Upstate NY,  HealthWay Family of Brands® has proudly designed and engineered products in the USA for over 20 years. We have spent years perfecting our craft and creating some of the world’s most trusted air purification solutions. Our solutions are trusted everywhere air quality matters. Indoor air quality problems come in all shapes and sizes – we’re proud that our industry-leading patented DFS (Disinfecting Filtration System) technology is being used in cleanroom applications, hospital surgical suites, commercial office buildings, hotels, schools, universities, and many mission-critical environments around the globe.

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