Action required for employees fitted to an 1870+ N95 respirator

If you were fit tested for an N95 respirator before April 1, 2020, and are currently fitted to a 3M 1870+ N95 respirator, you are required to be re-fitted. You are required to complete this process by Monday, June 8, 2020.

If you are fitted to an alternate mask, you do not need to be refitted and should only wear the mask you are fitted to in order to appropriately protect yourself.

If you are unsure on how to check what size respirator you are fit to, you can view instructions here.

As a reminder, N95 respirators should only be worn during aerosol generating procedures for patients who are under investigation for or confirmed to have COVID-19, or at all times for patients who are on airborne precautions for a non-COVID-19 diagnosis.

You can view more guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) here.

Why we are conducting re-fits for this model of N95 respirator

This 3M 1870+ N95 respirator is currently the assigned mask for many staff. Most individuals who are fitted to this size can easily convert to an alternate mask. To help conserve our equipment and make the best use of our current supplies, staff currently fit to this model must be re-fitted to an alternate by Monday, June 8.

How to complete your N95 re-fit

During clinic hours of Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., just-in-time mask fitting may be obtained in the University Employee Health Clinic 1097-1 Boyd Tower (Elevator A, Level 1) on a walk-in basis. (The last mask fitting of the day starts at 4:30 p.m.) During off hours, please contact the adult House Operations Manager (HOM) at pager 3917.

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