One thing nearly all illnesses have in common is that they can be spread by touching contaminated surfaces, from toys, shared supplies, door handles, or other high touch areas.
While extensive disinfection becomes part of the response to widespread illnesses or infections, it is not standard protocol for most schools and campuses. While UV disinfection is not a “new” technology, UV light is a proven disinfectant for surfaces, instruments, and air.
With over 140 years of research behind it, Ultraviolet light has been repeatedly proven effective against pathogens, including C. diff, MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, Norovirus, and many more. The ability of UV light to kill microorganisms is directly related to the energy dosage produced by the UV source as a function of spectrum, time and distance to the target.