[ED Stanford Healthcare - Palo Alto CA] N95s restricted. Management claims this was due to a review of evidence and not due to lack of supplies

Where: ED Stanford Healthcare, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Report: Policy was clear: CAPR for anyone in room during aersolizing procedures. Training began for everyone to use PAPR d/t only 25 visors left of CAPRs. Suddenly 2 days later a new policy was released by Stanford Medicine: N95s are to be used during intubations and CAPR or PAPR only if you are not fitted for an N95 due to facial hair. Management claims this was due to a review of evidence and not due to lack of supplies.