Author Archives: LeAnne Williams

As restaurants battle to stay alive during the COVID-19 crisis amid some pretty long odds, there has been an increased focus on enhanced health and safety of customers. While many states and municipalities have enacted protocols that include masking and verification of vaccination for entrance into a restaurant, eventually the masks come off as people begin enjoying food, drink, and family and friends in close quarters.

That’s why our Bluezone technology was such a critical piece of Taffer’s renovations. No doubt, restaurants have high safety standards when it comes to cooking and handling food, and the cleanliness of glasses, plates, and pots and pans, but now that standard extends to the air the customers breathe, too.

As restaurants battle to stay alive during the COVID-19 crisis amid some pretty long odds, there has been an increased focus on enhanced health and safety of customers. While many states and municipalities have enacted protocols that include masking and verification of vaccination for entrance into a restaurant, eventually the masks come off as people begin enjoying food, drink, and family and friends in close quarters.

That’s why our Bluezone technology was such a critical piece of Taffer’s renovations. No doubt, restaurants have high safety standards when it comes to cooking and handling food, and the cleanliness of glasses, plates, and pots and pans, but now that standard extends to the air the customers breathe, too.

To protect her students and staff, the owner and director of the DVCC, Laura Harrington, implemented mitigation strategies that included masking, hand washing, and surface sanitization. In addition, they installed a Bluezone air purification system, proven to eliminate 99.9995 percent of particles and pathogens, which includes the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

Simply put, in a post-Omicron world, many are saying the costs of preventative measures like masking will outweigh the benefits of taking those actions. Our institutions, and our restaurants and other foodservice operations, will be better served transitional back to pre-Covid processes. The reality is, no matter who is advocating for what, we’re likely to see a return to a more normal lifestyle in 2022, and there will still be a need to manage the risks of viruses and other airborne pathogens. Covid will continue to exist, and operators will be best served by continuing many pandemic-era safety measures into the future.