The Latest PPE News & Guidelines

We've put together a few resources below so it's easy for you to find the most accurate, reliable, and current updates on regulations and guidelines for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) from sources like FEMA and the CDC. 

Resources & Guidelines

FEMA CoVid19 Fact Sheets

CDC CoVid19 Updates

WHO Mask Advice

 

The Latest from FEMA

Coronavirus Pandemic Response: PPE Packages for Nursing Homes

Distribution of
Cloth Facial Coverings

Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting

May 2, 2020

April 28, 2020

April 21, 2020
"FEMA will coordinate two shipments totaling a 14-day supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to more than 15,000 nursing homes across the Nation." "[FEMA to] distribute cloth facial coverings as part of a multi-prong approach to re-open American economic activity while continuing to limit spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)." "Non-healthcare industries should carefully consider whether PPE is required by law or regulation as part of their routine duties, or whether it is needed for mitigating employee exposure to COVID-19."

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The Latest From the CDC

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators

May 5, 2020 May 5, 2020 April 22, 2020
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”
"PPE shortages are currently posing a tremendous challenge to the US healthcare system because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CDC’s optimization strategies for PPE offer options for use when PPE supplies are stressed, running low, or absent."
"Controlling exposures to occupational hazards is a fundamental way to protect personnel. Conventionally, a hierarchy has been used to achieve feasible and effective controls."
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Mask Use Basics 

Diagrams courtesy of the World Health Organization (WHO)

 

When To Use A Mask

when to use a mask

 

How To Use & Dispose of A Mask

how to use a mask

 

The Dos & Don'ts 

dos & don'ts of mask use


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