Chief Executive Officer, UVSheltron
June 21, 2022
Public Act 9 for Fiscal Year 22 (HB-5523)
Signed into law February 16, 2022
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities
Issued July 11, 2022
Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued guidance regarding Section 318 of Public Act 9 (HB5523). Section 318 of the law allocates $29,000,000 in grants to Michigan skilled nursing facilities. Grants shall fund structural and operational improvements that help reduce the spread of infectious disease. The breakdown of grant funding is $65,000 to each of the skilled nursing facilities in Michigan ($65K per location). The funding specifically targets categories that include Infection Control and Air Quality.
To address these categories, UVSheltron designs and builds devices that utilize ultraviolet light to purify air and disinfect surfaces, objects and spaces. These devices are made entirely in Michigan, at our manufacturing plant in Troy.
By September 12, 2022, qualifying skilled nursing facilities will be required to submit an application for the funding outlining the products they intend to employ. Applications must be e-mailed to MDHHS-ICGRANTS@michigan.gov. For assistance with the application process, please contact UVSheltron by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 888-877-7946.
Pure Air 500 & Pure Air 200— “Protected by UVSheltron ~ Powered by Zentox:” For occupied spaces--aerosol disinfection, these devices are patented and proprietary UV air purifiers called “Pure Air.” Pure Air’s has been laboratory tested by the Public Health Agency of Canada and hospital tested at Wake Forest University. They come in 2 portable models as well as installed ceiling devices that can disinfect rooms as large as 4,000 sq ft of airborne pathogens. Perfect for common spaces such as waiting rooms, treatment rooms, cafeterias, and conference rooms. These devices draw in the contaminated air and use UV-A and a proprietary titanium dioxide catalyst to kill pathogens through Photocatalytic Oxidation. In other words, airborne organic pathogens, micro-bacteria, and other airborne substances are oxidized on the catalytic source. Clean air is then propelled into the space. They can run 24/7 and all operations are internal to the devices to include the UV light and oxidation. There are no harmful emissions such as Ozone or Hydrogen Peroxide. Pure Air purification systems are listed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for meeting EPA ozone emissions safety standards for air purifiers.
Best of breed:
- Public Health Agency of Canada said: Pure Air “demonstrated a markedly higher rate of biological removal than any other units tested” and was “able to remove all organism types tested, including spores, mycobacterium, and viral species.”:
- Wake Forest University Medical School stated that Pure Air Devices showed a highly significant reduction in bacterial count at the head of patients’ beds by nearly 3 times the School of Medicine’s pre-experiment expectations.
- Portable and ceiling-mounted: Pure Air devices are available as portable units or ceiling-installed devices.
- Test Reports: Test reports are available upon request.
- Surface Disinfection: UVSheltron has several types of surface disinfection devices to augment exiting cleaning crews for enhanced SARS-COV-2 preventative disinfection and COVID cleanup:
- Illuminant Towers: UVSheltron has 6-foot and 3-foot towers called Illuminant-6 and Illuminant-3 respectively, and they can disinfect medium and large spaces up to 9,000 sq ft. The towers fill the spaces with germicidal UV-C light and disinfect floor to ceiling, all vertical and horizontal surfaces that cleaning crews can and cannot reach. Illuminant towers disinfect with 99.99% effectiveness in just a few minutes and without utilizing chemicals.
- Object Disinfection: UVSheltron has several cabinets and handheld devices for object disinfection.
- Elide, Chamber, and Ark Cabinets for object disinfection: We make 3 cabinets or UV-C boxes—”Elide,” "Chamber,” and “Ark.” They range from Elide that is minifridge-size for desktop devices – to – Chamber that is locker-size cabinets for lab coats and first responder gear – to – the Ark that is big enough for wheelchairs and carts.
- UVSheltron Ark--Custom designed and tailor made: The Ark is the size of a walk-in closet and is specifically designed for large healthcare facilities requiring wheelchair and pushcart disinfection. In just 2 minutes, the Ark utilizes 18 UV-C lamps for 360-degree disinfection killing 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, and mold. Ark irradiates all wheelchair surfaces including seats, backrests, armrests, grips, spokes, and hardware, front and back and top to bottom.
- Irrupt Handhelds for targeted disinfection: We have handheld devices called Irrupt and it looks like a 2-foot shop-light. It permits targeted disinfection and is very popular with vehicle fleets, fitness centers, bars, restaurants, and industrial maintenance lines.
- The Irrupt is 2ft in length weighs only 3 pounds making them very popular with vehicle fleets, fitness centers, bars, restaurants, and industrial maintenance lines.
- How UVC works: The devices work through Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI). UVGI uses the short-wavelength UV-C light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids--disrupting the RNA/DNA and leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. Our devices kill 99.99% of hundreds of pathogens (including viruses, bacteria and hard to kill mold and spores) without toxic chemicals.
Sources & Links:
- Michigan Public Law 9 for Fiscal Year 2022 signed into law February 16, 2022- https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2021-2022/publicact/htm/2022-PA-0009.htm
- Michigan senate substitute for House Bill 5523 (including coronavirus sections)- http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2021-2022/billengrossed/House/pdf/2021-HEBS-5523.pdf
- Link: uvsheltron.com