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To protect healthcare workers and address the PPE shortage across the U.S., a Battelle CCDSTM Critical Care Decontamination System is arriving in Louisville to help decontaminate masks worn by healthcare workers.

The Battelle CCDSTM will provide healthcare facilities throughout the state a process to decontaminate N95 or N95-equivalent respirators for reuse up to 20 times without degrading the respirator’s performance.

The system can decontaminate up to 80,000 N95 respirators a day.

The deployment includes a complete system, logistic planning, and an onsite Battelle CCDSTM team to operate the system.

Healthcare facilities will be provided with a procedure to collect used masks, properly bag masks, and track masks in process.

This process is available to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician offices, dental offices, and others. Additionally, you may use this for healthcare facilities in your operational unit, even if across state lines.

Battelle CCDSTM, through a federally awarded contract, will provide N95 respirator decontamination at no charge to healthcare providers.

Facilities are asked to immediately register and begin using this service this week. For more information, and to register, please visit the website:

https://www.battelle.org/inquiry/offerings-and-services/covid-response