FDA Enforcement Policies for Masks, Respirators, Gowns and Gloves
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s webinar today described the enforcement policies for face masks, respirators, gowns, and gloves. The webinar also detailed the emergency use authorizations for non-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved disposable filtering facepiece respirators, NIOSH-approved air purifying respirators, and N95 respirator decontamination during the public health emergency. FDA is issuing this guidance to expand the availability of surgical apparel and particulate-filtering facepiece respirators for health care professionals and general-use face masks for the general public during the pandemic.
The webinar slides are available here and links to the guidance documents are below: