Due to increased demand for select types of PPE, and concern about availability, healthcare facilities are instituting guidelines and protocols on appropriate use of masks and other PPE based on the CDC’s guidelines. Gale employees must follow the infection prevention protocols at each facility.
- CDC recommends patients with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 should wear a face mask, if tolerated.
- Healthcare providers providing direct care to a patient with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 should follow facility protocols, which will involve proper full PPE for respiratory isolation.
- Other healthcare providers may also be required to wear PPE. Again, follow the facility infection control protocol.