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Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 Outbreak

3M Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Considerations

The COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020.

The symptoms of the illness associated with this novel coronavirus are similar to those caused by influenza and other respiratory illnesses and include coughing, shortness of breath, fever, and difficulty breathing. In many countries, COVID-19 is considered to be a high-risk workplace hazard for healthcare workers in a variety of fields and specializations. The WHO and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended airborne precautions for healthcare workers for certain interactions with patients with suspected or known cases of COVID-19.

3M is committed to supporting the public health and government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 3M has ramped up production at its manufacturing facilities around the world – and continues to do so further – and is working with customers, distributors, government and medical officials to help get supplies to where they are most needed.


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3M Respirators in International Packaging Made Available in US during COVID-19

3M Respirators in International Packaging Made Available in US during COVID-19

On June 30, 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the revocation of the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for non-NIOSH approved respirators from China and other countries outside the US due to multiple factors including the increase in availability of NIOSH approved respirators.  This revocation is effective July 6, 2021, and affects the emergency use authorization of such respirators by healthcare personnel in healthcare settings. We are in the process of reviewing and updating our materials accordingly. Additional information is available on the FDA website

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    To use this selector choose a product from the dropdown, or enter a search term.

    For technical support please call 1-800-243-4630.


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  • Read the 3M response to the Covid-19 crisis
    Helping the World respond to Covid-19

    In this crisis, 3M is experiencing unprecedented demand for respirators.

    3M is partnering with other companies on a range of innovative solutions to protect healthcare workers and first responders.

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    3M supports the United Nations International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

    On December 27, the United Nations International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, we invite all key stakeholders to work with national and international health authorities and health providers to assure a sustainable PPE stockpile program is in place.

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    Important facts about counterfeit respirators

    Don’t assume you can tell how well a respirator works by looking at it, or that a counterfeit respirator could substitute. 3M respirators are designed to be easy to use but the science and quality manufacturing that makes them effective are not so easy. Don’t endanger yourself or others by making the mistake of thinking that fake respirators look ok so they must work ok.

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    Supporting Health Care Providers

    Every day, health care workers on the front lines put themselves at risk to ensure others are cared for. 3M Medical offers resources and information to help protect providers and patients, especially during this challenging time.