Pennsylvania Offers Free N95 Decontamination for Healthcare Facilities, First Responders

The commonwealth is offering free N95 respirator decontamination to health care facilities, first responders, and other eligible organizations that may be experiencing a shortage. The service, called the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and funded with federal dollars.

All health care facilities and emergency medical services may use this service. In addition, if experiencing a critical shortage of N95 respirators, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, hazardous materials units, public works, utility companies, and emergency management agencies may use this service.

An eligible organization that wishes to use the system should talk to their county emergency management coordinator. Registration is required, and the masks will be shipped. Click here for more information.