Effectiveness of N95 Respirator Decontamination and Reuse against SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Abstract

The coronavirus pandemic has created worldwide shortages of N95 respirators. We analyzed 4 decontamination methods for effectiveness in deactivating severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 virus and effect on respirator function. Our results indicate that N95 respirators can be decontaminated and reused, but the integrity of respirator fit and seal must be maintained.

Publication
Emerging Infectious Diseases