Still Issues With PPE
I apologize it has been a while since I last checked in. I wanted to share what I have been able to gather through colleagues, and personal experience. It is now July 9, 2020. From accounts in various healthcare and public health settings, PPE supply remains a challenge. I have spent the last 3 days, trying to obtain either real N-95's or purchase a 3M Respirator, that is plastic, reusable and relies on filters or cartridges to protect me. I can not find any of this equipment anywhere i have looked. I contacted 3M directly, and explained I am doing contract or agency work, and will be working in the community. I was told to ask my Hospital. I explained I do not have a Hospital to ask, I have yet to receive a response. It is scary to think that NY can very quickly see a rapid increase in cases and we are not protected.
tim, there is P100 3m respirator half face ones on the market for $54.99 and reusable and can be cleaned. 3M 7502P100KIT-MD.. please check with 3M and makes sure this type is better than N95 so you can protect yourself before you buy.. I saw a lot of friends getting this type and they are available on the market..