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Parkview offers free N95 mask cleaning for businesses

Partners of Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo will be able to drop off their masks for a free cleaning beginning June 1.

The service offers businesses a way to cut down on the cost of PPE supplies, by allowing them to re-use masks several times instead of tossing them out after a single use.

Masks can be dropped off between 8:00am and 8:00pm, and they must be N95 masks, not the flat surgical masks or homemade masks.

Those dropping off masks are instructed to place the masks in a self-provided reusable plastic bin, and then place their bin on the marked case cart inside the main entrance of the hospital.

Businesses are also asked to please mark masks with the full name of the employee and business name.

They will be sterilized using the ultraviolet light cleaning process.

Photo of Tru-D machine provided by Parkview Medical Center

According to its manufacture's website, the Tru-D SmartUVC delivers an automated, measured dose of UVC to consistently disinfect an entire room from one position.

Each individual mask will be sterilized a maximum of three times.  Parkview will mark masks with a dot each time they are cleaned.  Those with three dots will be discarded.

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