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California plans to decontaminate 80,000 masks a day for health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted by Lora Kolodny on Apr 8, 2020

Columbus, Ohio (April 8, 2020)—Mark S. Ghilarducci, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said at a Wednesday conference that California has been working closely with FEMA to secure devices and personal protective equipment for front line health workers.

For example, California is procuring a system from Ohio-based technology research organization Battelle, which should allow it to decontaminate some 80,000 used medical-grade N95 masks per day, making them essentially as good as new. The system, which should arrive to California on Thursday, will help address mask shortages for health workers, first responders and other essential workers in the state. 

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