FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Personal Protective Equipment EUAs
On the basis of this determination, the Secretary declared that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of personal respiratory protective devices during the COVID-19 outbreak, pursuant to section 564 of the FD&C Act, subject to the terms of any authorization issued under that section. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/emergency-use-authorizations#covid19ppe
Official FDA Document PDF https://www.fda.gov/media/136664/download

Comparison of FFP2, KN95, and N95 and Other Filtering Facepiece Respirator Classes
https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1791500O/comparison-ffp2-kn95-n95-filtering-facepiece-respirator-classes-tb.pdf

CDC -Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators: Crisis/Alternate Strategies
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirators-strategy/crisis-alternate-strategies.html

Information and FAQs on the Performance, Protection, and Sterilization of Face Mask Materials – Published April 2, 2020
https://utrf.tennessee.edu/information-faqs-performance-protection-sterilization-of-face-mask-materials/

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Isolation Gowns
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/isolation-gowns.html

CDC NIOSH Approval information:
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/N95list1sect2-m.html

3M has summarized the difference between KN95 & N95 masks in this document KN95 to NIOSH N95 3M Comparison .

Makrite Fitting Instructions PDF
https://www.vacovidsupplies.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MakriteApproval5411.pdf

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