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FAQs- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Last updated: May 13, 2020
 What is the difference between a respirator and a face covering or mask? posted on 7:07 PM, May 12, 2020
 How does data on virus viability on surfaces apply to re-use of masks, storage conditions and timeframe? posted on 7:25 PM, May 12, 2020
 Can surgical masks be cleaned/disinfected and re-used? posted on 7:26 PM, May 12, 2020
 What are reasonable cleaning/disinfection/sterilization methods for N95 respirators? posted on 7:27 PM, May 12, 2020
 Can other PPE (gowns, face shields, goggles) be cleaned and re-used? posted on 7:28 PM, May 12, 2020
 What do the designations “N”, “R”, and “P” mean when talking about fitted masks? posted on 7:08 PM, May 12, 2020
 What do the particulate exclusion ratings mean for protection against viruses? posted on 7:10 PM, May 12, 2020
 What is appropriate PPE for treating COVID-19 patients posted on 7:11 PM, May 12, 2020
 What is a reasonable hierarchy of allotment or use of available PPE in time of scarcity? posted on 7:19 PM, May 12, 2020
 At the current time, for those who have been fit-tested previously, what is the minimum required testing? posted on 7:20 PM, May 12, 2020
 At the current time, for those who have never been fit tested previously, what is the minimum required testing protocol? What about workers who have asthma or who are pregnant? posted on 7:21 PM, May 12, 2020
 How long can an individual continue to use a single N95 or other fitted respirator? posted on 7:23 PM, May 12, 2020
 What is reasonable re-use criteria for N95 (or P100, etc.) respirators? posted on 7:24 PM, May 12, 2020
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