UPDATE TO GUIDANCE FOR DECONTAMINATION AND REUSE OF N95 FILTERING FACEPIECE RESPIRATORS

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California Department of Social Services PIN 21-06-ASC

January 26, 2021

TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR PROGRAM LICENSEES

FROM: Original signed by Ley Arquisola

LEY ARQUISOLA, R.N., M.S.N.
Acting Deputy Director
Community Care Licensing Division

SUBJECT: UPDATE TO GUIDANCE FOR DECONTAMINATION AND REUSE OF N95 FILTERING FACEPIECE RESPIRATORS (Supersedes PIN 20-20-ASC)

Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary

PIN 21-06-ASC provides updated guidance regarding the discontinued use of decontaminated N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs), including the discontinuation of use of the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS)™ that facilities may have previously enrolled in. This PIN supersedes PIN 20-20-ASC in its entirety.

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