Guidance for use of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel

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Submitted by BBLX on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 08:06
Title
Guidance for use of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel
Memo #
QSO-20-17-All
Posting Date
2020-03-10
Fiscal Year
2020
Summary
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CMS is committed to taking critical steps to ensure America’s health care facilities are prepared to respond to the threat of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and other respiratory illnesses. • The memo clarifies the application of CMS policies in light of recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance expanding the types of facemasks healthcare workers may use in situations involving COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.