-Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19
- Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
-Masks should be worn by people two years and older.
-Masks should NOT be worn by children younger than two, people who have trouble breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask without assistance.
-Do NOT wear masks intended for healtcare workers, for example, N95 respirators.
-CDC does not recommend the use of gaiters or face shields. Evaluation of these face covers is ongoing but effectiveness is unknown at this time.
PPE protects the wearer from infection. Proper use helps keep health workers safe and stops the spread of COVID-19.
You do not always have to use PPE when providing treatment or care.
Use PPE if you:
Give surgical masks to patients to wear straight away if they:
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