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White Management Corporation, a New York-state based restaurant company that owns and operates restaurants in northern New York and western Massachusetts, is installing air purification systems in their full-service restaurants to further enhance efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Log Jam Restaurant, in Lake George, has installed and deployed four portable Healthway Deluxe air purification units, supplied by Kittredge Equipment Company in Colonie, New York. Each unit employs Electrically Enhanced Filtration (EEF) technology—also referred to as a Disinfecting Filtration System (DEF) —to capture and kill ultrafine air particles down to .007 microns. The novel coronavirus particles are .1 micron. (For comparison, a typical HEPA filter captures air particles as small as .3 microns.) Each portable unit is capable of filtering air in a room up to 1,000 square feet of space. The Log Jam has installed a separate unit in each of its four dining rooms.

Butcher Block Steak and Seafood in Plattsburgh has installed the same Healthway Deluxe air purification units in their bar, solarium, main dining room, and Board Room.

Coldstone Creamery in Springfield, Massachusetts, located adjacent to the Basketball Hall of Fame, was part of a Steril-Aire Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) system upgrade to the Basketball Hall of Fame’s HVAC system earlier this month. Bountiful Bread and Coldstone Creamery/Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany expect their air purification units to be deployed next week.

“We’re doing everything we can to protect our customers and our staff during this pandemic,” said Brian White, President of White Management. “We are seeing that the use of masks, social distancing, and meticulous hygiene is keeping our businesses in business. But winter is coming, and we want our customers and staff to feel confident that our restaurants are safe.”