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Where can I get personal protective equipment (PPE)?

Depending on where you are and where you work, there may be different ways to source personal protective equipment (PPE).

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for non-healthcare industries should carefully consider whether PPE is required by law or regulation as part of their routine duties, or whether it is needed for mitigating employee exposure to COVID-19. PPE such as fabric masks from retailers and other businesses are acceptable, however, do chose masks that:

  • Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
  • Completely cover your nose and mouth
  • Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps

You can also get personal protective equipment from stores such as Walmart or Walgreens, online retailers such as Amazon, and other retailers that have transitioned and begun carrying PPEs.

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This article was written and edited by the Tayo editorial desk and has been reviewed by an independent panel of subject matter experts.

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