coronavirus-and-ultraviolet-light

As virtually every industry from hospitality to education to healthcare is working to respond to and recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, experts are looking more closely at the coronavirus and ultraviolet light as a possible solution.

The Main Point

“The next challenge becomes how will destinations, hotels, airlines, cruises and other travel businesses provide peace of mind to travelers who perceive them to be unsafe.”

New MMGY barometers track travelers’ perceptions of safety
Hotel Management, May 21, 2020

MMGY Global launched its new Travel Safety Barometer, a sentiment tracking tool created for the travel and tourism industry to monitor American travelers’ perceptions of how safe it is to engage in specific travel behaviors as the country embarks on its reopening and recovery efforts. Read More

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“Queen’s Grant High School is taking extra precautions with a germicidal ultraviolet light system to protect students and faculty.”

High school installs ultraviolet light system to keep students safe.
WCNC Charlotte, May 20, 2020

Although the new school year is months away, plans are in the works right now to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t interrupt the classroom again. When students return to Queen’s Grant High School in Matthews, it’ll feel a lot different. Read more

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“Schafer, the engineer, suggested that cruise lines “utilize portable UVC lights or potentially fogging systems to sanitize high-occupancy spaces such as dining and entertainment areas.”

‘Hygiene is the new luxury’: How cruise ship design could evolve to ward against outbreak
USA Today, May 19, 2020

With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s no-sail order set to expire in late July, cruise lines are starting to consult design experts to ensure passenger safety and minimize risk of infection from coronavirus and other viral outbreaks in the future. Read More

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“But how can guests know it’s safe?”

Exclusive: Hotel industry issues coronavirus safety guidelines before anticipated travel surge
USA Today, May 4, 2020

Hotels around the country are prepping for travelers to start showing up again amid the coronavirus pandemic. But how can guests know it’s safe? The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) unveiled its Safe Stay guidelines on Monday, an effort made in conjunction with major brands like Wyndham, Hilton, Marriott and Best Western to standardize cleanliness. Read More

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“Breakthroughs are possible. Ultraviolet lights that promise to destroy viruses without hurting humans are being tested.”

Scientists know ways to help stop viruses from spreading on airplanes. They’re too late for this pandemic.
The Washington Post, April 29, 2020

Though there have been significant advances since the 1970s, and airlines spent weeks touting the safety of flying and their steps against the coronavirus, passenger cabins still pose a danger for the spread of infectious diseases, experts said. Read More

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“After conducting research, it determined that the UVC light would be most effective.”

Thompson Valley EMS uses ultraviolet light to disinfect ambulances from coronavirus
Loveland Reporter-Herald, March 31, 2020

Soap and water are effective at killing COVID-19 germs on your hands, but Thompson Valley Emergency Medical Services is using something a little more high-tech to disinfect its ambulances: ultraviolet light. Read More