PTAC Disinfection for COVID-19 in Kentucky Nursing Homes


Posted on Wednesday 23rd December 2020
COVID-19 Regulations in Kentucky


PTAC Units: A Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner is a type of self-contained heating and air conditioning system commonly found in: Hotels – Motels – Senior Housing Facilities – Hospitals – Condominiums – Apartment Buildings – Add-on Rooms & Sunrooms.

Nursing homes are facing challenges combatting COVID-19 while adequately disinfecting rooms and promoting safety in Kentucky.

We are pleased to provide this information below from Purge Virus regarding their offerings for PTAC Disinfection for nursing homes.

The Purge Virus team provides multiple solutions for nursing homes 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 nursing homes, 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 Kentucky: Kentucky teachers encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccine when available

“Kentucky teachers could soon start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor Andy Beshear said teachers could start receiving shots in early February, but noted that could happen sooner depending on the availability of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Kentucky Department of Education has provided an outline to assist districts with preparing for vaccine distribution.

Dr. Connie White, Department of Health deputy commissioner, assured superintendents that the vaccine is safe and has been fully tested. All teachers are encouraged to get the vaccine. However, at this point, they are not required to do so.

In order to receive the doses, districts must put together a roster of teachers and other school employees who plan on getting the vaccine. Teachers who decide not to get the vaccine during the initial round must wait until the vaccine is available to the general public if they change their mind.”

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