Motel Room Disinfection for COVID-19 in Iowa


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


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 Iowa 

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 Iowa:


(KWWL) — There were 1,276 new, confirmed cases from 10 a.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state's dashboard, which brings the state's total number of cases to 269,020.

The state's website says that of the 269,020 people who have tested positive, 219,074 have recovered. This is 4,350 more recoveries than what the state reported Monday.

The state's death toll is 3,653, which is 64 more than what was reported yesterday.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (219,074) and the number of deaths (3,653) from the total number of cases (269,020) shows there are currently 46,293 active positive cases in the state.

There were 71 patients hospitalized in Iowa within the last 24 hours and the total number of hospitalizations is 651, which is up from 644. Of those hospitalizations, 140 are in the ICU (down from 142), and 71 are on ventilators (down from 72 yesterday).

In Iowa, there were 4,202 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,322,131 people have been tested for COVID-19. The positivity rate from the last 24 hours (1,276 positive tests divided by 4,202 tests given) is 30.3 percent.


As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Black Hawk COVID-19 dashboard is showing numbers as of 10 a.m. Monday. With 25 new cases, the county has a total of 13,028 cases (12,238 PCR & Antigen positive cases and 790 Serology positive cases). There are 28 new recoveries in the county, for a total of 10,378. There were no additional deaths, leaving a total of 207 deaths. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 11.4 percent.


The Linn County dashboard has not updated since Monday. These are the numbers we reported for the county at 10 a.m. Monday:

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the Linn County COVID-19 dashboard is showing 27 new cases since 10 a.m. Sunday, leaving a total of 16,006 cases. There have been 188 more recoveries, leaving a total of 12,983 recoveries. There were no additional deaths, leaving a total of 240 deaths. There are 32 patients currently hospitalized in the county. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 8.1 percent.


According to the state's dashboard at 10 a.m. Tuesday, there are 39 new positive cases reported in Johnson County since 10 a.m. Monday. This brings the total to 10,662 reported cases. There have been 136 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 9,164 recoveries. There have been two additional deaths, leaving a total of 47 deaths. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 7.8 percent.

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