In response to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages in the agricultural sector, EPA is providing temporary guidance regarding respiratory protection requirements for agricultural pesticide handlers.

The temporary guidance outlines approaches to address the unavailability of required respiratory protection and respiratory fit testing that should first be exhausted before considering any alternative options.

Options include:

FDA and USDA have released a guidance document offering recommendations for addressing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), cloth face coverings, disinfectants, and sanitation supplies in the food and agriculture industry.

Click here to access the full PPE guidance document.

According to the guidance document, Sector entities can apply the following considerations when attempting to source supplies:

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