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Minimum Recommended Guidance on Protection and Decontamination for First Responders Involved in COVID-19 Cases - Quick Reaction Guide   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Minimum PPE [personal protective equipment] Recommendations [1] The principal exposure to emergency responders occurs by inhaling aerosolized droplets from an infected person's sneezes, coughs, or talking and by hand to nose, mouth, and/or eye contact (autoinoculation). [2] Select appropriate PPE including respirators, eye protection, gloves, and body protection to prevent exposure or limit contamination transfer per recommendations below; obtain PPE that meets industry standards wherever possible. [3] Follow manufacturer, CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], or WHO [World Health Organization] instructions for properly putting on, wearing, and removing PPE items; undertake extreme care and follow the appropriate sequence for doffing PPE that is contaminated. [4] Carefully dispose of single-use PPE items and clean/sanitize/disinfect any multiple-use PPE as appropriate to the PPE item."

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2020-04-17
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The Interagency Board
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The Interagency Board: https://www.interagencyboard.org/
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