Support the N95 Decontamination Project
The city of Louisville and State of Kentucky are currently experiencing a shortage of N95 masks that are needed to protect our citizens, in particular healthcare workers and first responders, from the coronavirus.
- The University of Louisville is implementing a process to decontaminate used N95 masks collected from healthcare facilities and community organizations in order to ensure that our healthcare workers, first responders, and community members have the protection they need and deserve from the coronavirus.
- Through this process, UofL will be able to decontaminate at least 7,000 N95 masks per day and each individual N95 mask will be able to be “recycled” up to 20 times. Decontaminated N95s will be re-distributed to the organizations from which they were collected and/or distributed to others in need.
- UofL is offering this service free of charge to local and regional healthcare facilities and community organizations and is in active discussion to provide this service to healthcare systems in Louisville and Northern Kentucky, nursing homes and senior care facilities, and first responder organizations.
- The UofL N95 decontamination program is seeking $25,000 to support supplies (e.g., sterilization supplies, PPE to protect volunteers/participants, logistical support) that will allow for the program to operate for 3 months in order to help conserve this critical resource for our city, State, and region during this important time in the COVID-19 pandemic response.
- Your donation can help to protect our most vital resource – our front line nurses, doctors, and first responders - from COVID-19 and help to stop its spread in Louisville and across the State.