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 Maine
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.
PURGE VIRUS DOESN’T MAKE PTAC UNITS…THEY RETROFIT THEM TO DISINFECT INDOOR AIR.
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 Maine: https://wgme.com/news/local/maine-cdc-expects-covid-numbers-to-continue-spiking-in-coming-weeks
This comes after millions of Americans traveled to visit family and friends over the holidays, and there’s still New Year's Eve this week, which could lead to further spread of the virus.
This week, the Maine CDC is expecting 19,125 doses of the vaccine.
Shah says all of those doses are earmarked for the groups in the highest priority and highest risk category, frontline hospital workers, first responders and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
"Generally speaking, about 8,000 of those 19,000 doses are going to be directed to long-term care facilities and the staff who provide care for them, and the other approximately 11,000 will go to non-long-term care facilities-EMS, hospitals, home health,” Shah said.
Shah is encouraging people to wear a mask and to stay at least six feet apart to slow the spread and save lives.
"Right now in Maine we have 114 open and staffed ICU beds available,” Shah said. “That’s a good sign, it means that we‘ve got headroom, even if the epidemic and the pandemic were to worsen significantly, we don’t have that challenge right now of needing to, say, stand up a mobile hospital.”
Shah says the first few allotments of the vaccine were smaller than expected.
That’s because there is a two-day turnaround from the time the vaccine is manufactured from the time it is ready to ship.
He says he expects to be able to offer vaccines to other health care providers in the near future.
"We are still focusing on that innermost circle, but hoping next week and/or the week after, to begin expanding the ambit of those circles to, say, those who work with dialysis patients, those who work in oncology, those who work with other high-risk patients,” Shah said.