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Touchless Features Coming to City Hall

As part of Raytown’s healthy workplace improvements, new touchless features will be installed in public access areas. This includes touchless water dispensers/fountains, which offer a hands-free, contactless option to provide hydration in a safer way. In addition, the fountains will be ADA compliant and will include touchless bottle fillers to easily refill water bottles.  

The new touchless water dispensers/fountains will be installed in the main entrance at City Hall and on the first floor in the police station, offering access to employees and the public. Hands-free faucets will also be installed in first floor restrooms at City Hall.  

Images are representative of similar touchless features that will be installed at City Hall. 

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Bipolar Ionization Upgrades to City Hall HVAC System

As part of the CARES Capital Improvements, Raytown is adding bipolar ionization into City Hall’s existing HVAC system, including upgrading four existing units at the front entry/lobby. Simply put, bipolar ionization removes harmful particles from air in enclosed spaces helping to create a safer work environment and meeting space for the community. By improving indoor air quality, Raytown is working to create a safer environment and to take strides to minimize the impact of the pandemic.

Benefits

  • Helps stop the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus, in occupied and enclosed spaces.
  • Reduces odors, dust, and pollen.

Technology
When integrated with existing HVAC systems, bipolar ionization collects oxygen molecules from air and converts them into charged atoms that cluster around microparticles, to surround and deactivate potentially harmful airborne substances like mold, bacteria, allergens and viruses. In the process, breath droplets and dust particles known to transport viruses are enlarged and caught in filters. Bipolar ionization can reduce up to 99% of airborne contaminants.

History
In the US, bipolar ionization was first introduced in the 1970’s as a tool to help control bacterium or fungus in the food manufacturing industry, most commonly known to cause food poisoning and stomach flu infections when consumed. Bipolar ionization has been proven effective against viral infections such as SARS, norovirus and multiple influenza strains. Bipolar ionization is currently being used in airports, hospitals and most recently in the cruise industry.