Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, installed ionizer air purification systems within its HVAC equipment as part of its facility safety investments.
The Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) Needlepoint Bi-Polar Ionization technology embedded in these systems also kills pathogens such as the COVID-19 virus, according a statement provided by the school. GPS technology has been proven to have a very high effectiveness in killing the SARS Cov-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. The GPS purification system has been added to all the school’s three locations in Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick.
“These ionization systems add an extra layer of protection, working in conjunction with our comprehensive day-to-day safety protocols to protect the health and safety of our students and employees,” Julie Diana Hench, executive director, said in the statement.
GPS’ technology generates a high concentration of positively and negatively charged ions. These ions travel through the air continuously seeking out and attaching themselves to particles. When these ions come into contact with pathogens, they disrupt pathogens’ surface proteins, rendering them inactive and unable to spread, according to the statement. This system is now installed worldwide in schools, hospitals, hotels, as well as large corporations.
Princeton Ballet School’s safety measures have been developed in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local guidelines. All recommended protocols are being implemented during the school’s phased reopening to help protect the health and wellness of our students, employees and community.
Enrollment is ongoing for all levels, age 3 to adult. Princeton Ballet School offers classes in classical ballet, contemporary, modern dance, flamenco, CardioBallet, biomechanics, and more. Both in-person and virtual options are available, in addition to performance opportunities.
For more information, visit arballet.org.