A new federal webpage aimed at healthcare providers addresses frequently asked questions about the use of clinical face masks, including surgical masks and respirators, during the pandemic.
The comprehensive page includes links to detailed answers on a variety of concerns, under the following headings and others:
- Shortages of face masks, surgical masks, and respirators during COVID-19
- Reporting shortages or problems with face masks, surgical masks, or respirators
- Emergency Use Authorizations
- Appropriate use of face masks, surgical masks, and respirators
The page does not cover face shields, or powered respirators, such as powered air purifying respirators.