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Dane County Sheriff Adds Decontamination System to Dane County Jail to Protect against COVID-19

June 19, 2020
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has purchased an AeroClave Automated, No-Touch Decontamination Unit RDS 6110 as an additional tool to decontaminate surfaces, cells and rooms in the Dane County Jail. The AeroClave equipment was requested in the 2020 budget by Sheriff Mahoney.

This decontamination unit will supplement the Skytron UV Emitters that have been in constant use in the Dane County Jail since March. Deputies have been trained in the operation of the unit and will use it as another significant step in protecting inmates, deputies, and other staff against the spread of COVID-19.

The proprietary AeroClave Process utilizes an EPA approved hospital disinfectant to decontaminate rooms, vehicles, and equipment as an adjunct to gross decontamination. AeroClave uses Vital Oxide, an EPA registered hospital disinfectant that is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial that performs against a wide variety of bacteria, yeasts, viruses, fungi, spores, molds, mildews, and other microbes. The AeroClave process provides consistent, reliable delivery of the right amount of disinfectant, decontaminating to OSHA and NFPA specifications every time. The environmentally friendly disinfectant solution produces no harmful by-products for the environment, contains no VOC’s and is 100% biodegradable.

“The health and safety of all our staff, inmates, and community is of the utmost importance to me and our leadership team. We will continue to look for ways to help our people do their jobs in these uncertain times,” said Sheriff Mahoney.