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Is it OK to recycle Halyard N95 Masks?

Halyard Responds

HALYARD* N95 respirators are labelled as single use. The respirators are designed to be disposable and should be removed and discarded after exiting the patient’s room or care area and closing the door.

N95 Masks - HALYARD

Q: Do O&M N95s contain cellulose?
A: No, O&M HALYARD* N95 surgical respirators do not contain cellulose. If your question is related to re-use or cleaning of N95 respirators, our N95s are not designed to be re-used or cleaned.

Q: Can you reuse a HALYARD* N95 respirator?
A: No. HALYARD* N95 respirators are labelled as single use. The respirators are designed to be disposable and should be removed and discarded after exiting the patient’s room or care area and closing the door. We are aware that the CDC has published a guidance document that recommends practices for extended use and limited reuse of NIOSH-certified N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”). The recommendations are intended for use by professionals who manage respiratory protection programs in healthcare institutions to protect health care workers from job-related risks of exposure to infectious respiratory illnesses.

Q: Can you clean a HALYARD* N95 Respirator?
A: No. HALYARD* N95 Respirators are labelled as single use. The respirators are designed to be disposable and not to be reprocessed (cleaned, disinfected/sterilized).