All of Second Mesa (Arizona) Day School’s school buses have been equipped with MERV-13 equivalent filtration and UV-C technology from Lumin-Air to filter and clean the air that is recirculated throughout the occupied buses.
A focal point of Second Mesa Day School’s mission statement is to provide a positive and safe learning environment. Cleaning the air in the school’s most densely occupied space, the school bus, helps mitigate the spread of airborne pathogens in the community as students travel to and from home and school.
“Cleaning and filtering the air on our school buses reflects our commitment to keeping our students, bus drivers, and our community safe," said Tonetta Fred, the school's lead bus driver.
Lumin-Air’s system includes MERV-13 equivalent filtration and UV-C lights in an enclosure, which helps remove contaminants from recirculated air throughout the occupied bus. It does not put ions, hydroxyl radicals, gases or harmful chemicals that claim to kill virus or bacteria cells into the air that people breathe. The UV-C is fully contained in an enclosure and safe for occupied spaces.