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COVID-19 PPE Resources

  • Capacity Strategies N95 CDC Update v1 (Updated 12/20/20)
    Decisions to implement contingency and crisis strategies are based upon these assumptions
  • CDC Guidance for FFR Respirators v1 (Released 1/25/21)
    Limited FFR reuse refers to the practice of using the same N95 FFR or other filtering facepiece respirator for multiple encounters with patients but removing it (doffing) after each encounter. Decontamination is a process to reduce the number of pathogens on used FFRs before reusing them. It is used to limit the risk of self-contamination. Decontamination and subsequent reuse of FFRs should only be practiced where FFR shortages exist.
  • CDC Guidance on Mask Types - Posted 2/23/21
    There are many types of masks you can use to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading COVID-19. When choosing a mask, choose one that fits snugly. Learn more about how to choose a mask that fits well and offers the best protection.
  • CDC Surgical Masks & N95 Respirator - Understand the Difference
    Infographic outlining the differences between the two
  • Community Use of Cloth Masks Information v1 (Released 1/8/21)
    The CDC recommends community use of masks, specifically non-valved, multi-layer, cloth masks to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Competency Checklist Donning PPE (Released 6/1/20)
    Steps to take when putting on PPE
  • Competency Checklist - Removing PPE #1 v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    Steps to take when removing PPE Sample #1
  • Competency Checklist - Removing PPE #1 - Spanish v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    Steps to take when removing PPE Sample #1 (Spanish version)
  • Competency Checklist - Removing PPE #2 v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    Steps to take when removing PPE Sample #2
  • Competency Checklist - Removing PPE #2 - Spanish v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    Steps to take when removing PPE Sample #2 (Spanish version)
  • COVID-19 PPE for Healthcare Personnel v2 (Updated 6/15/2020)
    This is a visual graphic from the CDC showing preferred PPE and acceptable alternative PPE that can be posted in your facility.
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log - COVID Unit v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees in the COVID-19 Care Area on a daily basis.
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log - COVID Unit - Spanish v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees in the COVID-19 Care Area on a daily basis. (Spanish version)
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees on a daily basis.
  • Daily PPE Tracking Log - Spanish v1 (Released 5/6/20)
    Tracking log you can use as a template for your facility to track the PPE provided to employees on a daily basis. (Spanish version)
  • Donning/Removing PPE Infographic v1 (Released 4/2/20)
    Proper precautions to use when donning or removing PPE
  • Donning/Removing PPE Infographic - Spanish v1 (Released 4/6/20)
    Proper precautions to use when donning or removing PPE (Spanish version)
  • Extended Use N95 Algorithm v1 (Released 1/20/21)
    Flowchart to Determine if an N95 FFR Crisis Capacity Strategy is Needed
  • Facemask Toolkit v1 (Released 7/30/20)
    Facemask Policy and other information
  • Facemask Toolkit - Spanish v1 (Released 7/30/20)
    Facemask policy and other documents (Spanish version)
  • FDA Update FAQ Face Masks v1 (Released 12/16/20)
    The basics on face masks, surgical masks, and respirators from the FDA
  • FEMA PPE Preservation Planning Toolkit (Posted 2/18/21)
    This toolkit is designed to aid organizations by maximizing the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by planning and implementing preservation strategies.
  • Heat Burden Wearing PPE v1 (Released 2/4/21)
    Wearing PPE and certain clothing ensembles can often increase your risk for heat-related illnesses. This document has some steps that can be taken to protect workers wearing PPE from heat-related illness.
  • MDHHS How a new vaccine is developed approved and manufactured
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets rules for the three phases of clinical trials to ensure the safety of the volunteers. Researchers test vaccines with adults first.
  • N95 Requirements CDC Rationale v1 (Released 1/27/21)
    Explanation of why the CDC is recommending the use of NIOSH-approved N95 masks.