Space Needle Reopens With Coronavirus Protection

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The Space Needle has reopened to visitors, and has been outfitted with new tech in an attempt to make the visit as safe as possible.

One of the biggest innovations: organizers say they've been able to sanitize the air itself using two types of ultraviolet lights. Using UV-C and Far-UV-C lights, both of which have been proven effective at stopping viruses in the air, they're set up four new systems to scour the building's interior of any possible disease vectors:

The UV sanitizing entry gate: Entering guests will be asked to spend 20 seconds inside the gate. It shines Far-UV-C light which the Space Needle says will eliminate 90 percent of surface contaminants.

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