When travelling anywhere, we must maintain health protocols, including when looking for a good place to eat. In New York City, there are restaurants that think about not only taste, but also the latest health standards.

The restaurant called Rocco Steakhouse is located at 72 Madison Ave. The Italian-flavoured restaurant anticipates the spread of the Coronavirus by installing a germ radiation unit using ultraviolet (UV) technology on the ceiling of the room.

The technology produced by Aeraphy, a UV producer for indoor environments, is installed in strategic areas such as the main dining room ceiling, bar area, private party room, bathroom, kitchen, manager’s office, and so on.

Aeraphy UV disinfection technology utilizes the power of UV-C to kill viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens. When tested in anticipation of SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19, Aeraphy UV achieved a reduction of more than 99.9%.

“Aeraphy UV is designed to not only help take out the Coronavirus, but also to improve overall indoor air quality for our customers and staff in the long term,” said Pete Pjetrovic, owner and General Manager of Rocco Steakhouse.

The Aeraphy UV unit that is implemented at Rocco Steakhouse has three fan speed options that can be adjusted according to the needs of restaurant guests. The fan speed can also be adjusted for faster air disinfection.

“Aerosols are now widely recognized as the main transmission line for SARS-CoV-2. That is why maintaining clean air is very important, especially because the restaurant is open again to eat indoors,” said Annette Uda, founder and President of Aeraphy. 

Rocco Steakhouse is an example of a restaurant that cares about the health of its guests as well as its own staff. The application of virus disinfection technology will determine the success of a restaurant in the future as the demands on health increase.


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