General Information about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about PPE
This document is intended to answer to frequently asked questions about Personal Protective Equipment.
What to do if you are caring for someone who is sick or was exposed to COVID-19
The following document provides information on how to care for someone who is sick with COVID-19. The information includes advice for caregivers and how to protect yourself when caring for someone sick.
Respirator masks guidance
How to wear
The following link provides information from OSHA. It includes a visual/picture 7-step process on how to properly put on and take off an N95 respirator mask.
The following video provides information on respirator safety. It provides information on how to put on, take off, how to check for a proper seal and how to discard a respirator mask.
OSHA video user check English https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=Tzpz5fko-fg
OSHA video user check Spanish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgRKuRcTGeE
Using PPE for confirmed or suspected Covid-19 positive clients, donning/doffing masks and gowns
This link provides information from the CDC on how to care for individuals who are COVID-19 positive. It includes an infographic with pictures to show you what PPE to use and how to properly put it on and take off.
Conservation of PPE and Extended use
The following link provides information from the CDC on strategies for PPE that offer options for use when PPE supplies are stressed, running low, or unavailable. This includes guidance on reusing different type of PPE and what to substitute if certain PPE isn’t available.