The McLean Community Center Contracts Purifi, LLC for Biopurification Services

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As the area enters flu season, and as the efforts to contain COVID-19 progress, the McLean Community Center (MCC) is contracting with Purifi, LLC, a McLean-based bio-purification company, to receive a service that effectively reduces the risk of viral and bacterial transmission and infection. MCC will receive the treatment on Thursday, Oct.1. The expected completion time to test, treat, re-test and certify the entire facility will take between 6 to 8 hours. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

The treatment is administered through spraying a very fine mist that is safe for humans and animals and kills viruses and bacteria on surfaces for 30-60 days. The spray does not leave a residue and is safe to the touch within 20 minutes of the application. This coating application provides enhanced protection by the sustained killing of 99.9% of viruses, including coronaviruses on surfaces. The coating is highly durable and remains effective and active on high-touch surfaces such as door handles, tables, chairs, countertops, and desks, even after frequent cleanings. According to the company, this bio-purification service provides persistent control and protection from the risk of community, workforce, vendor and patron infection from surfaces and HVAC systems.

“We are taking these additional steps to limit the risk of virus transmission from contact surfaces in our facility as a protective measure to our staff and our patrons entering our facility,” says MCC Executive Director George Sachs. “In addition, McLean Community Center is continuing its enhanced daily cleaning protocols in order to protect our patrons and employees.” These protocols are in line with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Fairfax County Health Department and include asking all who enter the facility to wear masks, practice social distancing, to wash and sanitize their hands and to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to MCC.

Purifi will take readings before they do the first application and then take comparative readings every week through the following eight weeks. The readings will be publicly available on their website,

For more information, contact the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.

About McLean Community Center

The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.