ISDH offers decontamination of N95 respirators for reuse
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has partnered with Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) to help meet critical personal protective equipment (PPE) needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ISDH will use Battelle to decontaminate N95 respirators up to 20 times, free of charge, for health care facilities, physician practices and EMS personnel across Indiana starting this month.

Battelle’s decontamination system uses high concentrations of vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP) to decontaminate PPE, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Battelle during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to enroll in the N95 decontamination program
To get started with Battelle CCDS, visit now to enroll in this program. Battelle will then email links to the enrollment contract, instructions and a Battelle point of contact (POC). Each facility will be assigned a three-digit code.

The N95 respirators collected must be unsoiled (free of blood, mucus, make-up, lip balm, etc.) and labeled with a permanent marker. Please start saving used N95s now for future decontamination. Once the system is up and running, you’ll receive more specific information about the shipping of masks to and from Battelle.

ISDH is excited to bring this much needed resource to Indiana to aid in the COVID-19 response. Watch for more information on this system as implementation moves ahead.