University of Louisville N95 Decontamination Program
**At this time, the UofL N95 Decontamination Program is not accepting new organization registrations or volunteers/participants**
The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System is now available in Kentucky and is also offering respirator decontamination. In light of the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System’s availability, as well as the University of Louisville’s phased transition back to campus, we have decided to commence close out of the N95 Decontamination Project, with a planned end date of July 31, 2020. We will continue operations until that time to allow participating organizations time to transition to Battelle.
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in a nationwide shortage of N95 respirators available for the protection of healthcare providers and first responders. In order to aid in the alleviation of N95 respirator shortage and to conserve this critical resource, a process using vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to decontaminate/sterilize used (potentially contaminated) respirators is being initiated at the University of Louisville (UofL) for area healthcare organizations and first responders. As a service to our community, UofL will collect used N95 respirators and return the same N95 respirators to participating organizations at no charge. To learn more about this program and how to participate, follow the links below.
Description of the Program Healthcare, First Responder, Community Organizations Request for Volunteers/Participants