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COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE," is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. The guidance below is to protect health care workers and other patients at facilities that provide care to patients with COVID-19.

General public: Follow everyday preventive actions, such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, practicing physical distancing, and staying home as much as possible, especially when you are sick.

Patients: Patients with confirmed or possible SARS-CoV-2 infection should wear a mask when being evaluated medically.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services stockpile

Please visit the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response: Medical Stockpile page for the most current information about the Department of Health Services Medical Stockpile.


Last revised January 17, 2024