Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,
In the wake of the smoky haze that has challenged us all, the MVSD is taking immediate action in support of the health and wellness of our students, and community use groups. We have ordered air purifiers for classrooms and workspaces.
While our HVAC systems work well, they are not necessarily designed to address such high levels of smoke-related pollutants for sustained and prolonged periods of time.
With this in mind, we have ordered New Comfort Ozone Generator and 6 Stage Air Purifiers that will be placed in classrooms and workspaces. Each air purifier includes hospital grade, washable HEPA filter, charcoal filter, negative Ion filtration, Photo catalytic filter, UV Germicidal light and Activated Oxygen Ozone generator.
Described as ultra-quiet and small (11’x12’x9′), they are designed to remove contaminants such as smoke, pollutants, allergens, bacteria, and viruses. They can be adjusted to different levels and cover up to 3,500 square feet.
We think this is a wise investment both short-term and long-term, given the the current fires, smoke and air quality, the likelihood of future fire and smoke-related events, the air stagnation we routinely experience during the winter season, and as part of our Emergency Operations/Response Planning – In the event our campus was needed as a community-based “Shelter in Place.”
Methow Valley School District