How to Wear and Use an N95 Respirator

Learn How to Put On an N95 Correctly

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, N95 masks are still in short supply and should be reserved for frontline healthcare workers. However, there are situations where using an N95 mask may be necessary for some individuals during a smoke event. People who work outside or those with certain health concerns may need to wear an N95 to protect themselves from exposure to smoky conditions.

If you need to wear an N95, it's important to make sure that you put on and wear the mask correctly in order to get the most protective benefit. Download a poster with instructions and visuals on how to wear a respirator or watch the video below for step-by-step instructions.

Video courtesy of the WAshington State Department of Health and the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational and Occupational Health Sciences.