Selma, AL - Alabama-based GoRescue Brands has partnered with Selma City Schools to install 500 Air & Surface Pro+ air purification units system-wide to help fight the battle against COVID-19 and make the schools safer.
Selma City Schools utilized CARES Act funds to acquire the units with the aim of promoting safer learning and working environments in all City schools for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
"Partnering with GoRescue provides us with an extra layer of protection as we welcome our scholars and teachers back into the buildings.” said Dr. Avis Williams, SCS Superintendent. “Providing a safe and supportive teaching and learning environment is our mission. The safety and health of our scholars and Team members remain our top priority.”
The mission of the Selma City Schools District is to provide a safe and supportive teaching and learning environment, through the collaboration and partnerships of parents and community.
“The top priority of the SCS Operations Department is to provide the safest and most conducive environment for teaching and learning.” said Joe Peterson, SCS Director of Operations. ”As a former principal, I’ve always been concerned about the air quality in our learning spaces. With GoRescue, I am reassured that the air quality of each space is safer. I would like to thank Brady, Alison, and the entire GoRescue team for making the installation of our Vollara Air & Surface Pro Air Purification system a seamless process.”
The Air & Surface Pro+ air purification system utilizes proprietary ActivePure technology that has been scientifically proven in FDA-approved laboratories to eliminate COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 virus) both in the air and on surfaces. ActivePure Technology was tested on live SARS-CoV-2 virus, not proxy or surrogate strains like many competing technologies use. Testing yielded a kill rate of over 99.9% of airborne SARS-COV-2 within 3 minutes during trials completed in partnership with a Biosafety Level 4 and Biosafety Level 3 combination lab team following strict FDA protocols.
"Our team at GoRescue is excited to partner with Dr. Williams and Selma City Schools to help safely bring students and teachers back into the classrooms by prioritizing the health and safety of everyone," said GoRescue's CEO Brady McLaughlin. GoRescue is based in Birmingham, AL, and works with schools, universities, churches, businesses, government organizations, and others by placing life-saving devices such as the ActivePure technology, AEDs, and bleeding control kits as well as associated training, according to McLaughlin.
All 500 Air & Surface Pro+ units are installed in classrooms, gymnasiums, learning labs, cafeterias, common areas, and lobbies. Each device runs 24x7 to ensure maximum coverage and protection. Students returned to in-person learning on March 31, 2021.