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OKLAHOMA CITY (May 22, 2020) – Hospitals, health care workers, and first responders in Oklahoma will soon have the option of recycling their N95 masks with the state receiving a new decontamination system developed by Battelle, a global research and development organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System is a self-contained, mobile system that uses high concentration, vapor phase hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate N95 masks.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health would like to provide acknowledgement of community spread in our state. Community spread means that individuals who have no travel history or contact with someone with the disease have become infected with the virus.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has been working aggressively to establish four satellite testing locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kay, and Pittsburg counties.
The State is well positioned to increase access to COVID-19 testing and delivery of test results as long as national manufacturers and our federal partners can continue to assist with replenishing COVID-19 testing supplies.
In order to comply with State and Federal Privacy requirements of individuals affected by COVID-19 and other illnesses, the Oklahoma State Department of Health refrains from releasing the town/city of residence.The OSDH regularly updates the Oklahoma-specific COVID-19 website found at w