Motel Room Disinfection for COVID-19 in Indiana


Posted on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
 Motel Room Disinfection for COVID-19 in Indiana


PTAC Units: A Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner is a type of self-contained heating and air conditioning system commonly found in motels. 

Motel owners face increasing challenges with COVID-19 to adequately disinfect guest rooms and promote safety in Indiana 

We are pleased to provide this information below from Purge Virus regarding their offerings for Motel Room Disinfection 

The Purge Virus team provides multiple solutions that include UV light, Photoplasma, and Bipolar Ionization. The Bipolar Ionization solutions have been well received, because in addition to helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they also remove odors from sources such as tobacco and cannabis.


For Purge Virus to match the available technology to your in-room HVAC systems, you can let them know the manufacturer’s name and model # of your PTAC Units. From there Purge Virus will provide you with a free assessment of the most applicable solution. The average cost of equipment and installation per room is coming in at $550-$650. Purge Virus also offers zero upfront cost financing over 3-5 years. The monthly cost can be as low as $10 per month per room. 

Learn more about Bipolar Ionization here: Bipolar Ionization

For some motel owners, portable devices may make the most sense for small lobbies or in certain rooms. Learn more about Potable Disinfection Devices here: Portable Devices

Purge Virus can help you navigate the complexity of disinfection choices: CONTACT PURGE VIRUS

NEWS on COVID-19 in Indiana:


INDIANAPOLIS — Forbes is ranking Indiana the 4th riskiest state in the country to visit over Christmas. The report takes into consideration new daily cases, positivity rate and COVID-19 restrictions in each state. 

AAA estimates more than 84 million Americans will travel through Christmas and new years this year— going against health expert COVID-19 recommendations.

“The last thing you want to do is get on a plane or travel otherwise and get it from somebody and give it to your family members,” said Regenstrief President Peter Embi. 

He said he wasn’t surprised Forbes ranked Indiana the fourth riskiest state to visit in the country. Tennessee is number one.

“It doesn’t surprise me in the sense that across the midwest and particularly here in Indiana we have been seeing a lot of surging,” said Embi. 

He doesn’t recommend gathering with anyone outside of your household this holiday season.

“If you can’t, please take every precaution, wearing the best mask you can with the best filtering, minimizing contact with others, minimizing your time indoors,” said Embi. 

Though Indiana is higher than most. Only one state— Vermont— isn’t in the high risk category according to this Forbes map

“I think in actuality things are leveling off,” said Dr. Tom Huth, Vice President of Reid Health in Indiana. “But that’s a different question from how risky is it to be in Indiana? I think it really depends on where you go.”

Huth said no matter where you are this holiday— size of the gathering matters.

“First of all, they have to be small,” said Huth. 

He said most of his family is gathering online this week.

“That’s this year, next year it’ll be different, I’m almost sure of that,” said Huth. 

He emphasized “almost” because it depends on how quickly we can get the vaccine, how many people adopt it, and whether precautions like the ones recommended over the holidays are taken.

“In the absence of all of that we are going to have wave after wave that was the experience with the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, there were three years really of wave after wave,” said Huth.

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