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<p>The CDC&rsquo;s recommendation for optimizing the supply of facemasks include &ldquo;contingency&rdquo; and &ldquo;crisis&rdquo; capacity. These are steps hospitals can take if they are no longer at &ldquo;conventional&rdquo; capacity, when standard measures remain in effect. The CDC defines contingency capacity as practices that may be used temporarily during periods of expected facemask shortages. Crisis capacity may call for stopgap measures &ldquo;that are not commensurate with U.S. standards of care.&quot;</p>

CDC Guidance for Use of Facemasks During Crisis

Homemade masks as a last resort