Surgically Clean Air Clears the Air in the California Prison System
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) operates and maintains 34 prisons, containing extensive infrastructure essential to prison operations, including health care and dental facilities. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Division of Adult Institutions incarcerates approximately 117,000 people, 5,000 buildings covering over 42 million square feet, and 400 Dental Operatories.
With Dental procedures, many unhealthy bio-aerosolized particles are created from each treatment. Dentists at San Quentin published in news media stated that ‘Their Pleas to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Spread Were [being] Ignored’. The Dental Officials ‘asked for air scrubbers to clean the air inside the dental clinic and prevent potentially infectious particles from being recirculated to the rest of the prison’. The CSPS needed to address this problem with a practical solution quickly implemented.
Across the entire system, 400 Surgically Clean Air Jades were installed in the 34 Dental facilities to protect the patient and staff following the guideline of one (1) unit per operatory.
The California Prison System was so pleased with the results that they published a White Paper on their case.