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Face Mask or Respirator Determination

Healthcare Providers (HCP)

Planned proximity to the case patient during encounter

Face Mask or Respirator Determination
Patient masked for entire encounter (i.e., with source control) Unmasked patient or mask needs to be removed for any period of time during the patient encounter
HCP will remain at greater than 6 feet from symptomatic patient HCP remaining at this distance from the patient should not need to enter the patient care area; if entry required: no face mask or respirator HCP remaining at this distance from the patient should not need to enter the patient care area; if entry required: no face mask or respirator
HCP will be within 3 to 6 feet of symptomatic patient HCP remaining at this distance from the patient should not need to enter the patient care area; if entry required: face mask HCP remaining at this distance from the patient should not need to enter the patient care area; if entry required: face mask
HCP will be within 3 feet of symptomatic patient, including providing direct patient care Face mask N95 respirator/ elastomeric / PAPR, based on availability
HCP will be present in the room during aerosol generating procedures performed on symptomatic persons N95 respirator / elastomeric / PAPR, based on availability N95 respirator / elastomeric / PAPR, based on availability