Central Mass EMS Corp.    CMEMSC OFFICE: (508) 854-0111   |   CMED 24/7 Phone: 508-854-0100

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is sharing updated comprehensive guidance to clarify information regarding the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that health care personnel (HCP) use in clinical care areas. This update clarifies best practices regarding the use of N95 respirators and alternatives for HCP caring for an individual who is presumed or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 and appropriate use of gowns.

Reminder: CMEMSC has fit test kits available to Region II services at no cost. If your service could benefit from this, contact the director.

Please read carefully for proper use of: facemasks, respirators, eye protection, isolation gowns, and gloves.

The Department encourages you to review the following resources for additional up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Massachusetts: