N95 Mask Decontamination & Reuse

With the currently evolving global health emergency related to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus many hospitals are concerned about the short supply of N95 masks. As such, the question of whether UVC can be used to disinfect / decontaminate these masks has repeatedly been asked.

This is an evolving topic so we will update what we know as it changes.

Your RD UVC machines are well equipped to perform the disinfection because they come with the necessary UVC measurement sensors thereby ensuring proper dose delivery has occurred.

We recommend following the Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) uhsinc.com protocol, which is based in part on the Nebraska Medicine information, per the following document:

UHS Process for Disinfection of N-95 Masks using UV Light Disinfection

The COVID-19 Dose must be added to your machines by Steriliz. Please e-mail your request to support@steriliz.us and include “N95” in the subject line.

Each hospital should confirm N95 Mask Decontamination and Reuse is allowed by your regulatory agency prior to using this, or any, decontamination procedure.

Please let us know if you need further information or assistance.

Thank you,
Steriliz, LLC