Aerosol-generating procedures must be performed in an airborne isolation room with the door closed.

Staff are required to use an N95 mask or a PAPR when performing, assisting or present for these procedures.

Only essential staff should be present for these procedures.

IDSA Guidelines on COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Health Care Personnel


1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health care Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19. Available at:

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Health care Settings. Available at: caresettings.htm.

3. World Health Organization. Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19. Available at: care-settings-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)-outbreak.

4. World Health Organization. Epidemic- and pandemic-prone acute respiratory diseases - Infection prevention and control in health care. Available at:

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