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On January 6, 2021, Shared Health updated its PPE guidelines making N95 masks more readily available to health care providers.

The guidelines apply risk levels to inform the level of PPE needed for patient interactions. The new guidelines provide advice to conserve your PPE, while also prioritizing care settings for PPE delivery given the potential for PPE supply shortages. Doctors Manitoba has reviewed the new documents. They are lengthy, but we have provided a summary below along with our advice as you consider applying these revised guidelines in your practice setting. We recommend you review the provincial documents in full.