The North Babylon School District extends its sincerest gratitude to GallettAir Inc., which generously donated nine ultraviolet decontamination units to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The units are made from two-drawer filing cabinets, ultraviolet lights and timers and will be used to sterilize masks, other personal protective equipment, Chromebooks, cell phones and other electronic devices.
According to Carmine Galletta, president of GallettAir and graduate of North Babylon High School’s Career and Technical Education program in HVAC, the filing cabinets can eliminate traces of viruses and bacteria within 15 minutes. Mr. Galletta worked in collaboration with board of education member Paul Miller to secure the donation to the district.
Superintendent of Schools Glen Eschbach said that each of the district’s schools, as well as its central administration office, will be equipped with a sanitation unit, which he hopes will help to alleviate anxiety amongst staff, students, parents and community members.