Warmer weather has many New England restaurant owners finally seeing some relief, as the ability to dine al fresco creates a safer environment for guests and employees. For those with hybrid indoor/outdoor seating, providing guests with purified indoor air is critical to a guest experience marked by cleanliness - perhaps the most important thing we can do to create a positive dining experience.

After five months of closure due to COVID-19, Cambridge, MA hotspot Miracle of Science Bar + Grill reopened its doors in April 2021. Chris Lutes, the owner of both Miracle of Science and Horse Thieves Tavern in Dedham, MA, had to navigate building community confidence to re-open the Cambridge restaurant.

While his Dedham location continued to welcome guests throughout the last year, the city of Cambridge saw a sharp drop in patronage across all of its restaurants - making restoring guest confidence in “dining out” especially challenging. The vastly different community perceptions of COVID risks among residents of nearby areas has been stark.

Before welcoming back guests, the staff and leadership at Miracle of Science executed a weeks-long sanitation and infrastructure update process that included extra staff training and the implementation of new technologies to provide guests with the cleanest and most enjoyable experience possible. One of these updates included the introduction of Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifiers, which have been placed throughout the restaurant.

While cleanliness has always been a pillar of the hospitality industry, Lutes recognized that the G200’s advanced filter technology allows for the capturing of up to 99.99999% airborne viruses and bacteria and that it is also capable of trapping the SARS-CoV-2 virus (1).

Providing guests the ability to see the measures that management is taking to ensure a high standard of cleanliness, at a time when airborne transmission is of utmost concern, is key to keeping doors open. While every business owner is taking measures to follow state and federal guidelines - social distancing, mask wearing, and sanitation - providing guests with cleanroom quality air can offer them a little more peace of mind.

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(1) The Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier meets the performance and labeling requirements provided in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s March 2020 Enforcement Policy for Sterilizers, Disinfectant Devices, and Air Purifiers During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency, published March, 2020 (the Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier has not been cleared by the FDA). Specifically, the Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier has demonstrated up to 99.99999% filtration efficiency of ultrafine airborne particulate matter and is capable of filtering particles down to 10 nanometers in size. The Celios G200 Advanced Air Purifier has also demonstrated up to 99.99999% virus filtration efficiency of ΦX174, a small bacteriophage virus with a maximum diameter of ~32 nanometers.
The G200 Advanced Air Purifier is not intended to prevent or protect from any form of illness or disease (or otherwise). To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not use this fan with any solid-state speed control device. Unplug or disconnect the appliance from the power supply before servicing. The appliance is only to be used with the power supply unit provided and it must only be supplied with voltage corresponding to the marking on the appliance. Do not operate any fan with a damaged cord or plug. Discard fan or return to an authorized service facility for examination and/or repair. Do not run cord under carpeting. Do not cover cord with throw rugs, runners or similar covers. Do not route cord under furniture or appliances. Arrange cord away from traffic areas and where it will not be tripped over. Do not allow children to operate the G200 Advanced Air Purifier or play near the G200 Advanced Air Purifier. Only plug the power cord into a standard electrical outlet. Do not use outdoors. Do not immerse the G200 Advanced Air Purifier in liquid and do not handle the G200 Advanced Air Purifier with wet hands. Do not insert a finger or foreign object into the airflow openings. Do not use the G200 Advanced Air Purifier in toxic or explosive environments or where flammable or combustible gases are present.
October 13, 2022 — Stephanie Giera