Wisconsin restaurant installs virus-killing lights in its dining room, bar area

A Wisconsin restaurant is installing lights that reportedly kill airborne viruses

The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery in Kohler, Wisconsin, is reportedly the first restaurant in the U.S. to install far-UVC light technology, according to a press release. 

Healthe, Inc., a Florida-based company, made the lights — called “Healthe Space” lights — which “provide real-time mitigation of harmful pathogens and viruses,” the release said.

According to the company, the lights are mounted on the ceiling and give off general light as well as “far-UVC 222 sanitizing light to clean air and surfaces.”

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Eighteen of the Healthe Space lights are being installed throughout the restaurant, in the dining and bar areas, as well as in other buildings on the property.  

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“Of utmost importance to us is that we provide a safe environment so our guests and employees have the opportunity to feel a sense of normalcy and well-being that has been shaken by COVID-19,” Thomas Nye, The Blind Horse’s general manager and master winemaker, said in a statement. 

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“Real time mitigation of the virus has been our goal since this crisis began,” Nye added. “The suite of safety protocols and technology that we are installing is extensive and unprecedented in our industry. Our customers have come to expect The Blind Horse to be a leader, and we are proud to be at the forefront in utilizing this technology in the restaurant and winery industry.”   

A restaurant in Wisconsin is installing virus-killing lights in its dining room. (iStock)

A restaurant in Wisconsin is installing virus-killing lights in its dining room. (iStock)

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In June, researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center found that far-UVC light kills the coronavirus safely, without harming human tissue. 

According to the study, which was published in “Scientific Reports” — 99.9% of two coronaviruses that were exposed to far-UVC light were killed.

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“The Blind Horse is exhausting all procedures, products and processes to create a safer hospitality experience and to lessen the impact of our current climate,” Nye said. “Everyone is seeking a positive way forward to inspire our struggling industry. The cost, especially for a small business, is daunting. Our customers and staff appreciate all the time, money and effort to create a safer environment.”

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Aside from the new lights, The Blind Horse has also implemented other health technologies including ultraviolet lighting treatments, improved air systems and ozone treatments at night. Servers at The Blind Horse also wear copper woven masks that have an additional layer of “antimicrobial protection,” the release said.

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Medici on 57th – Restaurant | Bakery

 


Delivery & Pick-Up is available 7am – 8pm while dining-rooms throughout Illinois are Closed 


The Medici, originally a gallery and coffee house, was located behind the Green Door bookshop in Hyde Park. Hans Morsbach bought it in 1962 for $1,750. While it remains one of the best coffee houses in the city, the Medici has long offered a full menu. Though it was not easy, and sometimes the odds were long, the Medici grew from humble beginnings to Hyde Park’s largest restaurant. The Medici staff and I are grateful for the loyalty and support of our customers who allowed us to become a success. The Medici is now located on 57th Street between Kimbark and Kenwood Avenues near the University of Chicago campus. We are a two building operation with the combined Bakery & Delicatessen located just east of the Restaurant. Check out our extensive and eclectic menus!

What is the Medici doing to mitigate Virus Spread (besides washing our hands very frequently)?

Well, we’ve

  • added a hospital grade disinfectant that kills SARS-CoV-2 and we’re using it everywhere including to wipe down menus, tables, countertops, condiments, etc.
  • added an alcohol based hand sanitizer to customer areas
  • increased hand sanitizer availability for staff
  • added disposable hand towels to our bathrooms so that doors and sinks can be turned off without direct contact
  • directed all staff to stay home if they exhibit any signs of illness per CDC guidelines
  • removed most of our pre-packaged items from direct customer contact

What are we asking of our Customers?

  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well
  • If you need to sneeze or blow your nose, please use a disposable napkin or tissue and dispose of it in a waste basket yourself, then use hand sanitizer or wash your hands
  • Be respectful of other guests and their surrounding space, staying at least 6-feet away
  • Please be patient with us. It may take a little longer to deliver menus as we are disinfecting them after every use.
  • Understand that we may be operating with a limited staff as we ask any Medici employee who is feeling ill to stay home.
  • Please consider using our on-line portal so that cash and credit cards don’t need to be exchanged
  • Remember we are all a part of this community. Even if your symptoms are mild, you can pass the virus to others who may not be so lucky.
  • Keep informed and up to date on the newest most accurate information. There is a lot of misinformation out there.       https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Be Safe. Stay Healthy. Be Good Community Members.

Together we can get through this!

 

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