US to Advise Health Care Workers to Reuse PPE

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. government will issue guidance encouraging front-line health care workers to reuse personal protective equipment. Pence said at a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on Wednesday that PPE supplies remain “very strong.” But he says the Trump administration will be encouraging healthcare workers “to use some of the best practices” to “preserve and reuse” face masks and other protective equipment. Pence pointed to flattening rates of positive coronavirus tests in the hard-hit states and called for Americans to “keep doing what you’re doing.” But the head of the White House task force says states that have seen a recent spike in cases need to do clamp down on gatherings.

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