County Uses Machine To Combat COVID-19


Alex Aubuchon, the Public Information Officer for the Marion County Commission, left, and Mike Bates, the Marion County Operations Manager, right, talk about the MoonBeam3 Disinfection Technology made by Diversey unit at Marion County Facilities Management on Southeast 25th Avenue in Ocala, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. The machine has 3 lights that emit UVC radiation for 3 minutes which kills bacteria and viruses on surfaces including COVID-19. The county has three of the machines and use them whenever an employee either has tested positive for the coronavirus or is suspected of having been exposed to it. Marion County has 12 more of the units on order. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has also requested several of the MoonBeam units, which are on order. The technology has been proven to effectively combat viruses and bacteria in hospital operating rooms. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

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Posted September 4, 2020 | Photos By Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette

Marion County is using the MoonBeam3 Disinfection Technology made by Diversey unit to help combat the coronavirus. The machine has 3 lights that emit UVC radiation for 3 minutes which kills bacteria and viruses on surfaces including COVID-19. The county has three of the machines and use them whenever an employee either has tested positive for the coronavirus or is suspected of having been exposed to it.