Tennessee Utility to Install UV Lighting for COVID-Protection

Governing: As schools prepare to resume classes this fall and more of the economy reopens even as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, America's biggest public utility is backing a decades-old technology that could zap the virus pathogens out of the air in public places to help limit the spread of the infection.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is offering financial aid for schools, restaurants, nursing homes and other buildings with public places to install ultraviolet germicidal irradiation lights in air ducts to minimize the spread of airborne microorganisms such as COVID-19.

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