Hospitals seeking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on clothing and equipment to use to protect health care workers dealing with known or suspected Ebola patients may have to wait another day for official recommendations. As THE WEEKLY STANDARD noted this morning, hospitals are currently without guidance from the CDC on this issue after the old guidelines were deleted from the CDC website and replaced with a message that "PPE [Personal Protective Equipment] Recommendations are forthcoming." When questioned via email this morning regarding the new recommendations, the CDC's media office responded, "The PPE Guidelines will go out today or possibly tomorrow." The CDC did not respond to a question about what hospitals should do in the meantime.
The old recommendations can be found on an archived version of the website from last Friday and appear below: