INDIANAPOLIS — Carrier announced that California’s Alvord Unified School District will install 1,500 Carrier OptiClean™ 1,500 cfm Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machines to purify the air in classrooms across its 23 schools.

To help ensure the health and safety of students, teachers, and staff as they return to campuses in Riverside County, California, the school district worked with Climatec LLC, a building solutions consultant, to select OptiClean as the preferred solution to enhance indoor air quality and help ensure a healthy indoor environment for its nearly 20,000 students and staff. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation.

“Many schools and school districts are facing uncertainty with how to welcome back students, teachers, and staff safely,” said Justin Keppy, president, NA Residential and Light Commercial, Carrier. “We’re pleased to work with the Alvord Unified School District and provide a piece of the puzzle to enhance indoor air quality and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Our OptiClean units can help reduce contaminants like the novel coronavirus from classroom air, and, when coupled with mitigation best practices such as frequent hand washing, social distancing, use of face coverings, and more, reduce risks to students, teachers, and school staff.”

“The safety and welfare of our students and staff is our primary concern as we prepare our facilities for their return,” said Kevin Emenaker, executive director, Administrative Services, Alvord Unified School District. “We looked at a number of indoor air quality solutions and we felt that the OptiClean product was best-suited for our needs. Based on the features and benefits offered by the OptiClean unit, we feel that these will be effective in providing peace of mind to our students, staff, and their parents.”

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