“Large malls” in New York won’t be authorized to reopen right up until they install air-infiltration techniques that block coronavirus particles, Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced Monday.
“There are HEPA filters — which are higher-effectiveness particle air filters — that can actually filter out the COVID virus,” Cuomo said at a press briefing.
“The COVID virus is .1 microns. There are HEPA filters that can filter out .01. So any malls that will open up in New York, substantial malls, we will make it mandatory that they have air-filtration techniques that can filter out the COVID virus,” he reported.
“We have been on the lookout at this issue since you search all over the state, you see malls, you see air-conditioning techniques, indoor room that have been problematic, and we assume this offers guarantee,” the governor included.
Cuomo did not say when the massive malls would be permitted to reopen even with the air-infiltration devices.
A shopping mall-market supply later advised The Publish, “From what we can explain to, no mall house owners have these systems in location.
“We have other kinds of [air-filtering] devices that are used” the supply stated, incorporating that it’s unclear as to the possible cost of the new point out mandate “because this is some thing that just acquired sprung today” by Cuomo.
“I have not read of these systems currently being used in frequent professional properties,” the source added of the unique air filters, which Cuomo explained have been researched by NASA.