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(December 9, 2020)—The Log Jam Restaurant in Lake George led the charge to install air purification units in their multiple dining rooms to further efforts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Four portable Healthway Deluxe air purification units supplied by Kittredge Equipment Company in Colonie were installed in each of the Log Jam’s four dining rooms last month. 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.

Butcher Block Steak and Seafood in Plattsburgh quickly followed suit, installing the same Healthway Deluxe air purification units in their bar, solarium, main dining room, and Board Room. Bountiful Bread and Coldstone Creamery/Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany installed two air purification units in each of their stores last week.

And 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. This installation, which began back in May, is 90% complete.

“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.”