LANSING, Mich. — The idea of large crowds is still scary to a lot of people, but Chris Conte found a new invention that helps kill COVID-19 germs instantly could be part of the solution to helping us feel safe again.
Empty seats that have been sitting like this for months.
In this new reality we've found ourselves in crowds can no longer gather in these places.
In January it was shaping up to be an incredible year
For Mark Zurevinski who once traveled the globe managing shows for superstars, business disappeared in an instant this spring.
"All hell breaks lose by the 13th of March we went from multi millions of dollars on the books to zero."
With both his employee's and his own livelihood on the line, Mark looked around at all those stadiums and thought, maybe there could be a solution.
"I saw everyone in the entertainment crossing their arms and waiting for the government to find a solution"
So in the middle of COVID as businesses worlwide shut down, he started up a new one, Sani Pass.
The company has developed a disinfection channel walk through machine.
First it takes your temperature, then nozzles sprays a disinfectant that's been proven to kill COVID-19 germs.
"We’re not suggesting we’re a cure we’re suggesting we are apart of a broader arsenal of product that needs to be implemented in order to bring us back to some form of normalcy."
Mark also knew that if you couldn't move people through quickly, it wouldn't matter.
It takes about eight seconds for one person to get disinfected.
The company estimate they could get $55,000 people into a stadium in just 90 minutes.
Think of it like walking through an extra metal detector.
Aside from stadiums, Mark is even in the talk with some airports around the globe who are considering putting the Sani Pass in place.
Right now the cost is around 12 thousand dollars per machine.
"I wanted to get people back into arena, back into theatres, back into stadiums"
With so many seats sitting empty, a possible solution for a rebound.
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