Public and private schools will receive 186 Hepa air filters for air-conditioned classrooms, a program made possible through the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Re-Opening Schools project. 

“This is one of the final projects under the CDC Re-Opening Schools Program.  Tomorrow will be the final part of the program, the internet infrastructure network for the schools,” reported Raynold Mechol, Director of School Operation at the Ministry of Education, yesterday at the handover ceremony for the 186 Hepa air purifiers.

Public schools will receive 101 of the Hepa air purifiers, and private schools will get 85, reported Mechol. 

The equipment will be used in classrooms with air conditioning to help prevent diseases by removing microorganisms and contaminants in the air that can cause illness in children.

The CDC grant worth close to $600,000 went to fund cleaning supplies, equipment, and improvements that enable students to return to school during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Health and Human Services administers the grant in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

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