HEPA filters for Philly Schools and Early Childhood Education Centers

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A new program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will provide air purifiers to local schools and early childhood education center at no cost.

Using a high-grade HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter in an air purifier can help reduce absenteeism by removing particles from the air that can contain respiratory viruses like COVID-19, Flu and RSV as well as allergens that contribute to chronic disease and asthma.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the use of an air purifier to increase safety in the classroom. An air purifier draws air into the unit, then forces that air through different layers of filter before returning the air to the room. These air purifiers have HEPA H13 filters, which are rated to remove 99.9% of airborne particles.

Product manuals for the MA-50 and MA-112 models PDPH will be providing can be found at medifyair.com/pages/product-manuals.

If you are interested in receiving air purifiers for your school, please use our Rapid Test Kit Request Form to place your order. https://phlpublichealth.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cBWLU6hY89hM378

MedifyAir Purifiers and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters:

  • Will be provided at no cost to:
    1. Early Childhood Education Centers
    2. K-12 schools with students in medically vulnerable populations (ie. students with severe intellectual or developmental disabilities, or who cannot wear masks)
  • Help reduce absenteeism by reducing the burden of respiratory viruses
  • Providing more fresh air to your classroom/school settings

Upon receipt, the air purifier(s) will belong to your organization. PDPH will not be responsible for replacing filters or other parts or for anything that may break related to the unit.

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