Personal protective equipment (PPE) exists to create a barrier between you and a patient/resident/client to prevent the spread of a contaminant such as the virus that causes COVID-19 to either you or the patient. It exists to help protect your skin, airways, mucous membranes, and/or clothing. This factsheet summarizes the use and care of gloves, gowns, masks, and eye protection. Refer also to the training materials relevant to your job, sector, or workplace.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canada's largest health care union.