ALLIANCE, Ohio — In an effort to continue to keep the safety of its campus community at the forefront, the University of Mount Union recently purchased 11 portable systems to disinfect campus areas using funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The University purchased two MoonBeam 3 systems from Diversey, which emit UV-C light that, disinfects a space in three minutes. These systems have been proven effective in combating many microorganisms, including SARS-CoV-2, and will be used in classrooms, public restrooms, dining areas and other public spaces on campus.
Mount Union also purchased nine Clorox Total 360 machines, which allow for wraparound uniform disinfectant coverage. The institution is currently using these with traditional cleaning methods, which combined are EPA-approved to kill 99.9% of bacteria in five seconds, including SARS-CoV-2.
“We are excited to add this level of disinfection and sanitization to our campus cleaning program,” said Lee Smith, director of Mount Union’s Physical Plant. “Our housekeeping team is focused on keeping our students, faculty and staff safe.”
The MoonBeam 3 systems will be available for use on campus beginning in December. Although the majority of Mount Union students will have returned home prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, these cleaning enhancements will continue to take place in preparation for the spring 2021 semester.
Learn more about Mount Union’s COVID-19 safety initiatives by visiting mountunion.edu/covid-19.