Back to school with healthier air thanks to Israeli device


Aura Air purifiers are being installed in thousands of American classrooms and school buses using federal Covid-relief funds.

Aura Air, an Israeli air-purifier, is being installed in thousands of American classrooms and school buses as the academic year begins, underwritten by federal Covid relief funds for school districts across the United States.

The purifiers have already been placed in many schools and universities in New York, Maryland, California, South Carolina, Florida, Washington, Mississippi, and Massachusetts.

Aura Air’s award-winning patented technology filters and disinfects indoor air through a unique four-stage purification process that captures and kills 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, germs, and allergens.

An accompanying app lets parents, educators, and facility managers monitor and control the air quality in classrooms in real-time and get alerts on allergy and virus risks.

Aura Air not only purifies the air but also allows for monitoring and controlling air quality via an app. Screenshot courtesy of Aura Air

In June, former US National Parent Teacher Association (“PTA”) President Leslie Boggs joined Aura Air as an advisory board member

“With Covid-19 cases rising and the Influenza virus spiking across the country, indoor air quality in our schools continues to be a top concern for parents and teachers,” said Boggs.

“Aura Air’s technology is scientifically proven to eliminate 99.99% of Covid and flu particles in 60 minutes or less. The platform enables schools and universities to monitor and purify indoor air quality in real-time across campuses to keep educators and students healthy.”

Founded in 2018, Aura Air is also helping to purify the air in homes, hospitals, businesses, hotels, restaurants, and buses in close to 90 countries. The company is headquartered in Israel with global offices in the United States and India.

Many Israeli school districts, including Tel Aviv, also ordered Aura Air units in time for the first day of school on September 1.

About the Author

Abigail Klein Leichman is a writer and associate editor at ISRAEL21c. Prior to moving to Israel in 2007, she was a specialty writer and copy editor at a major daily newspaper in New Jersey and has freelanced for a variety of newspapers and periodicals since 1984.