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Can surgical masks be cleaned/disinfected and re-used?

Re-Use of PPE (cleaning, disinfecting, storage, assessment):
posted on 7:26 PM, May 12, 2020

No. Surgical masks (which are a form of partial face shield and not a respirator) are not of sufficiently durable construction to clean and reuse.