Battelle: decontaminates N95 respirators for reuse

April 10, 2020

AUTHORITY: Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

DATE PRODUCED: Sunday, March 29, the FDA approved a Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) from Battelle

TYPE: Other


  • Where can staff go to try to secure more personal protective equipment?

Battelle, a global research and development organization committed to science and technology for the greater good, was approved by the FDA as a Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS). This CCDS can decontaminate N95 respirators for reuse, which can be sent in to be cleaned and returned. Community Solutions reached out to Battelle to see if nonprofits and government agencies in the homelessness response system were able to use this cleaning service. As of April 9, 2020, we have not yet received confirmation.