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Airpura donates HEPA air purifiers to schools across North America to fight spread of COVID-19

Airpura's contest saw 1,725 nominations across Canada and the United States for the chance to win an air purifier.

November 11, 2021  by CM Staff

Airpura air purifiers at Wilbur E. Lucas School

LAVAL — Research has shown that COVID-19 is primarily spread through airborne transmission. To stem the spread of the disease, the CDC has recommended the use of portable HEPA air purifiers, particularly in schools.

Airpura, an air purifier manufacturer, wanted to help in the fight and launched a back-to-school contest asking the public to nominate a school they felt deserved to win air purifiers for all of the school’s classrooms.

More than 1,725 nominations were received from across Canada and the United States.

Cloverdale Traditional School of Surrey, British Columbia was named the winner of the contest and won 20 HEPA air purifiers for their school. They received the greatest number of votes from the community to help them win. The contest ended on Sept. 27, 2021, and the winners were announced on Sept. 30, 2021.

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Ten runners-up also received one air purifier from Airpura. The following are the schools which were part of the Top 10 that were selected on the basis of the number of votes received: Millwood Elementary School (Nova Scotia), Wilbur E. Lucas Elementary (Texas), Indian Lake High School (Ohio), Kennedy Elementary (Texas), Southwest Adventist Junior Academy (Texas), Du Pont Middle School (West Virginia), George Greenaway Elementary School (British Columbia), Legacy Middle School (Florida), William J. Clinton Elementary (Texas), Pleasant Valley Elementary School (Pennsylvania).

“Our students, parents, and teachers are so thankful for the air purifiers. Especially during these tough times when health precautions are at a premium, our students and their parents are so happy that we can provide them cleaner air to breathe.” said Isaias Vidal, Principal of Wilbur E. Lucas Elementary School, winner of the second prize.

Airpura is a company that has been involved in pathogen control over the past two decades. SARS-CoV-2 is the fifth pathogen that Airpura has addressed with their air filtration systems. Throughout the pandemic, Airpura air purifiers have been deployed in the fight against COVID-19 in hospitals, schools, dental clinics and workplaces across the world.