As Schools Reopen, Mayfield Junior School Installs Delos' Advanced Air Purification Technology Into Classrooms to Address Student and Faculty Health
PASADENA, Calif., March 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ – After months of remote learning due to COVID-19 state and local mandates, Mayfield Junior School is once again returning to in-person learning. It will do so with additional safety measures thanks, in part, to a new collaboration with Delos, one of the world’s leading wellness companies, and Humanity 2.0 Well Being, a mission-aligned wellness platform created in collaboration with the Vatican (Holy See).
On February 1, Mayfield welcomed back students in Kindergarten, First and Second-Grade. Mayfield’s campus was prepared due to significant health and safety investments and enhancements. As part of a comprehensive program called Ever Forward, Mayfield installed 50 Delos “Powered by Healthway” air purifiers, equipping each classroom with patented technology that helps remove airborne mold, bacteria, and viruses.
As mounting evidence suggests that small aerosolized particles carrying SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) can remain suspended in the air and can persist in aerosol form for long periods of time indoors, air purification systems are considered by many to be a critical supplementary approach to reducing transmission rates by remediating airborne pollutants and contaminants. Delos’ advanced air purification units capture ultrafine particles and can reduce particles that carry airborne bacteria and viruses.
With nearly 5,000 Catholic elementary schools in the US, the project represents a flagship for future collaboration throughout the Catholic education sector to advance student, faculty, and community health.
“Our top priority will always be the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff," said Head of School, Joe Sciuto. “We were eager for students to return to campus, but only when it was safe to do so. From the moment our students arrive until the time they depart, we looked at every aspect of their day down to the air that they breathe.”
During the public health crisis, Delos has been supporting the nation’s largest school districts return safely to the classroom, including Chicago, Baltimore, and Miami-Dade, and recently provided the New York City public school system with over 60,000 advanced air purification units.
“For more than eight years, Delos has fostered research collaborations with leading medical institutions, including a collaboration with Mayo Clinic on the Well Living Lab, the first human-centered research facility dedicated to researching the indoor environment’s impact on human health,” said Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO of Delos and Founder of the International WELL Building Institute. “We’re pleased to bring this research into practice at our schools help keep their students, teachers, staff and the broader community safer.”
Humanity 2.0 Well Being has helped spread awareness of the role of indoor environments on health and well-being, supporting the integration of Delos’ advanced air purification units in Catholic schools and universities across the country. “This collaboration at Mayfield Junior School is a seminal step in our aligned mission to integrate healthy indoor environment technologies throughout the faith-based education sector,” said Morad Fareed, CEO of Humanity 2.0 Well Being. “We have an enormous opportunity to redefine the next generation of our schools to become not just places of knowledge, but a source of health and wellbeing.”
In March 2020, Mayfield responded to the global pandemic by forming a Scenario Planning Task Force. The task force was charged with analyzing all parts of the school’s operation to identify what was needed to meet the new realities caused by COVID-19. Mayfield families are provided flexible options--Forward Remote, Forward Choice, and Forward on Campus--to experience the school's Catholic, Holy Child educational program.
About Mayfield Junior School
Founded in 1931 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Mayfield Junior School is a leading Catholic Independent school serving Kindergarten to Eighth-Grade students. Mayfield is distinguished by the Holy Child educational philosophy of developing the whole child as an intellectual, spiritual, creative, and athletic person. Located adjacent to historic Old Pasadena, Mayfield’s educational program best prepares students for high school and beyond. Learn more at www.mayfieldjs.org.
Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company guided by the mission to be the world’s leading catalyst for improving the health and well-being of people around the world by improving the indoor environments where they live, work, sleep and play. Informed by more than eight years of research and rigorous analysis of environmental health impacts on people, Delos and its subsidiaries offer an array of evidence-based technology and solutions for residential, commercial and hospitality spaces. Delos is the founder of the WELL Building Standard™, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. Its subsidiary, the International WELL Building Institute, administers and continues WELL’s development and drives market adoption. For more information about Delos, please visit www.delos.com.
About Humanity 2.0 Well Being
Humanity 2.0 was created to facilitate collaborative ventures between the historically siloed public, private, and faith-based sectors. Founded in 2018 in collaboration with the Dicastery for Integral Human Development at the Holy See (Vatican) led by His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Humanity 2.0 Foundation has become a unique global force in its novel ability to identify important global initiatives, forge partnerships, and introduce scientific solutions for global impact. After two years of convenings in Vatican City with global luminaries from Ethics, Science, Health, and Technology, Humanity 2.0 Well Being was developed to focus more concretely on installing the world’s leading environmental and maternal wellness solutions throughout the Faith Sector and beyond. https://humanity2-0.org/