JCAHO Statement on Use of Face Masks Brought From Home

April 7, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce, Regulations

Last modified April 7, 2020

In a new statement, the Joint Commission (JCAHO) announced that it supports allowing healthcare staff to bring their own “standard” face masks or respirators to work if their healthcare organizations are not able to provide adequate protective equipment. They also added that nothing in their guidelines or standards prohibit staff from using PPE brought from home at work. 

Here’s what the statement covers–and what it means for nurses working the frontlines of COVID-19. 

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