ACTION A.C. and Prop Rentals has announced today that they have been strategically working with Massachusetts based Evaclean to offer a safe and effective disinfection option to the Brooklyn based film and television industry.
Following the acquisition of a series of Protexus Electrostatic Sprayer Systems with environmentally friendly disinfectant products PUR-ONE and PURTABS, EPA List N approved disinfectants proven effective against COVID-19 in just 1 minute, ACTION A.C. can now offer a safe and effective disinfecting option for their Film and Television production clients.
Since T-Mobile Park was closed on March 13, the Mariners have worked with contract cleaning services provider ABM to create an enhanced cleaning protocol for COVID-19 that utilizes the latest technology. ABM has expertise in this field and works closely with board certified experts in infectious disease and industrial hygiene.
Enhanced efforts include:
- Daily cleaning and disinfection of the entire facility, with particular attention paid to high traffic touch points such as handles, common areas, elevators, restrooms, etc.;
- Use of electrostatic sprayers to apply an electrically charged, broad spectrum disinfecting solution that is formulated to target suspected or known presence of COVID-19 but is nontoxic to humans;
- Installation of an ionized air purification system in clubhouses and other indoor spaces used by players and on-field personnel, trainers and clubhouse staff. The system reduces outdoor air intake and kills pathogens;
- Use of UV-C light to eliminate the threat of bacteria, viruses, mold spores and allergy-inducing microorganisms found on everyday items.
Staff members and volunteers have already been instructed to wipe down and sanitize high-contacts surfaces such as door handles and countertops before, during and after film showings. The entire auditorium, lobby, restrooms and concession counters will be sanitized and cleaned continuously as well as after each event.
Theater officials have acquired a powerful disinfectant and sanitizing machine called an EvaClean Protexus, which will be used after every show.
Gyms have striven to reassure members of protective measures they’ve instituted. The Edge Fitness Clubs, which has 15 locations in the state, said it would add sanitation stations, use Protexus electrostatic fogging spray technology to disinfect and sanitize the club, and increase space between each piece of equipment.
“One of the great things about our clubs is the amount of space that we have,” said Jeff Stone, chief marketing and administrative officer for The Edge Fitness Clubs. “This allows us to comply with state-mandated capacity restrictions while allowing members to safely adhere to social distancing guidelines.”
Westgate Resorts has implemented the WestgateCARES initiative for enhanced cleaning processes. Taking sanitation to a whole new level.
“In the past the housekeepers would enter a guest room after they departed and would remove all the dirty linen and the trash,” said Shay Powell, Director of Housekeeping at Westgate Las Vegas.
Now, Powell says that’s taken care of by a utility porter. “What we’ve done now is we use an electrostatic sprayer once the guest departs. Basically, it dispenses a cleaning chemical throughout the room that is completely touchless.”
Delta also uses an electrostatic spray (Delta calls it fogging) for aircraft cabins and has greatly expanded its deployment in recent weeks. In February, the airline was spraying the cabins of international aircraft during their overnight stops in the U.S. But this month, Delta started applying overnight fogging in all of its domestic aircraftas well. “The procedure uses a safe, high-grade EPA-registered disinfectant that is highly effective against many communicable diseases, including coronaviruses,” Delta said. “Following the fogging procedure, cleaning crews thoroughly clean cabin surfaces including tray tables, seatback screens, and lavatories.”
The electrostatic spray disinfecting process used by major airlines comes from a company called EarthSafe, based in Braintree, Mass. The company saidthat besides airlines, its products have been “widely adopted by major airports,” including Hollywood Burbank and Las Vegas McCarran – and by the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART).
Electrostatic sprayers can improve the cleaning process as the agency prepares for an increase in service and ridership.
Delta Airlines has provided the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) with 50 electrostatic sprayers to help with easier and more effective cleaning of MARTA buses, trains and rails stations as the agency prepares for an increase in service frequency and ridership.
The electrostatic sprayers disperse disinfectant in a fine mist that clings to and sanitizes surfaces without leaving a residue. The 30 handheld and 20 backpack sprayers are being used by trained MARTA maintenance crews to disinfect vehicles and facilities in a fraction of the time needed for a typical wipe down cleaning.
As airlines begin to see increasing numbers of air travelers, Ontario International Airport (ONT) is poised to welcome travelers back to the airport with open arms – and a video showing many of the steps taken to help make their return safe and secure.
Ontario also directed its contractor, Diverse Facility Solutions, to spray every surface of the airport nightly with a highly effective disinfectant using Protexus, a cordless electrostatic sprayer that charges a dilution of a 3M disinfectant product known to be effective against coronaviruses. The fine mist adheres to hard, non-porous surfaces as well as to soft surfaces such as fabrics and upholstery. The electrostatic charge causes the spray to attach to the surface bringing 360-degree, touchless disinfection and sanitizing capabilities. The product dries in 10 minutes.
Dan Rogers, owner of RMC Cinemas, says that the South Jacksonville location has put together effective measures for employees and theatre goers to enjoy their summer blockbuster. “Our theatre in South Jacksonville, which has 8 screens, our first priority is the safety of our employees and our customers, and we are eager to welcome back our customers in a responsible manner. As far as the environment would go in the theatre, our restrooms are brand new. They don’t have doors on them. We would be doing extra sanitizing of the counters and toilet areas. We have purchases special EPA-approved products instead of just over-the-counter products, and in our auditoriums, what we are doing is we have purchased Protexus Electrostatic sprayers, which is what Delta Airlines is using in between flights. It’s a mist that goes through and electrostatically attaches and kills viruses on seating surfaces.
The first week of March, the 123-bed facility barred visitors, enacting a precaution that didn't become mandatory across Massachusetts until days later. Staff scrambled to snap up any personal protective equipment they could get their hands on.
"We went on Amazon," D'Andrea said. "We were ordering from anywhere you could possibly order … We've begged, borrowed and begged even more for donations."
They shut down access to common areas, cooked free meals for their 200 staffers and made employees care packages with food and toilet paper to try and cut down on their trips to the grocery store. They bought an electrostatic sanitizing sprayer, like the ones used by airlines, and tested anyone that showed the slightest sign of illness.