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MTAS Guidance on the Limited Reuse of N95 Respirators

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Reviewed Date: April 27, 2020

Original Author: 
Wolf, Dennis
Date of Material: 
Apr 2, 2020


Subjects:
Emergency management
Emergency medical services

MTAS Guidance on the Limited Reuse of N95 Respirators

Summary: 
With the severe shortage of N95 respirators, many municipalities and other organizations are faced with the dilemma of reusing N95 respirators, using a lessor form of protection, such as a surgical mark, trying to make their own mask or respirator, or going without any respiratory protection.

MTAS released a previous Hot Topic covering N95 respirators and respiratory protection, and this publication is available on the MTAS Knowledgebase at this link: 
http://www.mtas.tennessee.edu/knowledgebase/n95-respirators-and-respiratory-protection-q-hot-topic-tennessee-municipalities


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