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Helping the world respond to COVID-19

Playing a critical role

3M is proud to help lead the fight against COVID-19 and help support a return to life. We are helping businesses return to work as economies reopen and recover, and supporting the public health and government response to COVID-19. And we are planning for what comes next, collaborating with governments, customers, and stakeholders around the world to share our expertise on how to better prepare for future pandemics and emergencies.


Delivering on our commitment to public health

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    In 2020, 3M made 2 billion respirators globally, approximately half delivered in the U.S.

  • An icon of a person standing at a podium in front of a screen.

    Sharing expertise on how to better prepare for future pandemics and emergencies with governments, customers, and stakeholders around the world.

  • An icon of the Earth with a heart on it.

    Applying 3M Science across industries to help people return to work, and to the people and places they love.

  • Collaboration icon.

    Collaborating on innovative solutions to create PPE and other critical supplies used in the fight against COVID-19.

  • Government building icon.

    Working with governments, health agencies, distributors and others to prioritize supplies to critical customer and public health needs.

  • Production icon.

    Accelerated production of other solutions, including biopharma filtration, hand sanitizers, and disinfectants.


Helping you respond to the pandemic

  • Tips for knowing when and how to use masks and N95 respirators.

  • Innovative products and solutions to help support the return to work and recovery.

  • Information to support those on the front line of the pandemic.

  • Understanding U.S. respirator supply and guiding policy around COVID-19.


Committed to collaboration and innovation



Supporting our communities

Since the outbreak, we have provided resources to aid our communities as they navigate the pandemic.


Supporting the return to normal


  • Fighting fraud and counterfeiting

    3M continues its global effort to help protect the public against those who try to exploit this situation. 

    Find information on our global efforts; alerts on potential counterfeit product; tips on how to identify fraudulent offers, counterfeit products and price gouging; how to report a concern and more. 

    Learn more about fighting fraud

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The latest on COVID-19

Consult the sources below for the most current information, guidelines and recommended precautions.