COVID-19 medical masks and respirators

Find information on the requirements for getting medical devices authorized in Canada on the medical devices page.

Information on the different types and uses of masks and respirators approved for use in Canada, and their importance during the COVID-19 pandemic to help slow the spread of coronavirus and protect health care providers.


Types of medical masks and respirators, definitions, response to demand

Information for health professionals

N95 respirators, medical masks, how to address shortages, how to wear a respirator

Safety and performance specifications

About filtering facepiece respirators, performance criteria, interim order submissions, quality control plans

Reprocessing N95 respirators

Using reprocessed N95 respirators, regulatory requirements, decontamination in hospitals

How to get authorization

Expedited access, K95 medical respirators, authorization pathways

Transparent medical masks

Guidance about technical specifications, design and performance requirements

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