N95 Respirator Information
Individuals may be purchasing filtering facepiece respirators through retail and on-line purchasing options. Testing of hundreds of new filtering facepiece respirator models (N95-type FFR) from various countries was performed by ECRI, a healthcare quality institute, and NIOSH, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and made available at the end of October, 2020. Many did not meet the advertised performance.
For information on approved distributors of filtering facepiece respirators, see the 2-tab of the spreadsheet here.