IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED
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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SCHOOLS
CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more
Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more

N95 and Other Respirators

N95 and Other Respirators
Updated Sept. 16, 2020
Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs)
Woman wearing a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR)

A PAPR is an air-purifying respirator that can be used to protect healthcare personnel (HCP) who may be exposed to aerosolized pathogens causing acute respiratory infections.

Learn strategies to optimize supplies of PAPRs when supply is limited.

Optimize PAPR Supplies
Elastomeric Respirators
elastomeric respirators

Reusable elastomeric respirators can be considered as an alternative for augmenting the total supply of respirators available for use by HCP.

Learn strategies to optimize supplies of elastomeric respirators when supply is limited.

Optimize Elastomeric Respirator Supplies