Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Fact Sheet on Use of Expired N95 Masks

Communiqué du commissaire des incendies

FACT SHEET ON USE OF EXPIRED N95 MASKS

Communiqué 2020-05

April 2, 2020

Further to Communique 2020-03, dated March 25, 2020, I am writing to share with you a fact sheet developed by the Ministry of Health for health care workers on the use of N95 masks beyond the manufacturer-designated shelf life (expired N95 masks), which may also be relevant to fire services. Based on the fact sheet, the Ministry of the Solicitor General is advising fire chiefs to not dispose of expired N95 masks as they may become useful during times of supply shortages.