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Downtown speakeasy Red Phone Booth will reopen its doors on Monday, June 1 after “acquiring the latest in air purification technology and sanitizing solutions,” the restaurant Tuesday announced in a press release.
Global Plasma Solutions installed Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NBPI) technology that “purifies air by eliminating airborne particulates, odors, and pathogens by attacking and killing viruses, mold spores, and bacteria,” according to the release.
This air filtration technology is reportedly used in many hospitals like Boston Children’s Hospital, the Mayo Clinic and Houston Memorial Hospital Baylor UMC as well as The White House and major universities such as Clemson and Harvard.
Red Phone Booth’s new cleaning protocols also include “frequent disinfecting measures applied throughout the facility from floor to ceiling using Clean Well’s healthcare grade disinfectant MonoFoil D that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria on surfaces.”
“This EPA approved solution bonds to most surfaces providing an active germ barrier for 30-60 days,” according to the release.
Other safety measures will include staff uniformed with masks and gloves, reservations, staggered arrival times, half capacity, and social distancing seating as well as frequent sanitization procedures.
“Safety for our guests is of the utmost importance at Red Phone Booth,” Stephen de Haan, the restaurant’s co-founder, said.
“We were already utilizing the latest technology in air purification since we offer an extensive cigar program. With the installation of the Bipolar Ionization generators and MonoFoil D, our facility will set the gold standard in guest safety and comfort.”
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