Witte Museum installs virus-killing air filters ahead of spring break

System can reduce 99.4% of COVID-19 air particles within 30 minutes

Witte Museum
Witte Museum

SAN ANTONIO – The Witte Museum installed a state of the art HVAC system in 2017 with the “New Witte” expansion. This HVAC upgrade installed by Shafer with the new air purification system is improving the H-E-B Body Adventure, making the visiting space safer during the coronavirus pandemic. Now the entire Witte campus is upgraded.

Museum officials on Tuesday said the new system can reduce 99.4% of COVID-19 air particles within 30 minutes of use.

It was installed by Shafer Services Plus in the Twohig House and the H-E-B Body Adventure building, as the New Witte “already has excellent filtration systems,” the museum said in a news release.

“The air purification systems use ionization and UV light to reduce virus particles, making The Witte Museum one of the city’s most advanced attractions and cultural institutions as far as pandemic health precautions,” the release states. “These systems also assist with the reduction of allergens and bacteriophage.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization recommend air purification systems, along with masks and hand sanitizing, to help reduce the spread of the virus.

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