Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is based upon several precautionary factors when physical distancing and other protective measures are not feasible or effective. The guidance for PPE use is determined by local health officer/department guidance, L&I requirements based on the role and the need to protect workers and the level of risk associated with the COVID-19 contagion.
Specific information and training will need to be offered in order to teach use of PPE. The use of personal protective equipment will vary depending on the role or situation in the educational setting and may include: surgical masks, KN95 masks, N95 masks, eye protection, face shields, gowns and gloves.
Families may see staff members wearing different levels of PPE based upon the task or job the staff member is assigned to.