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Event Title
Webinar Series - FDA’s Regulation of Face Masks and Surgical Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
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On Tuesday, August 4, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a webinar on the FDA’s regulation of face masks and surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will expand the scope of the respirator webinar series to discuss face masks and surgical masks.

During this webinar, representatives from the FDA will share information and answer questions related to face masks and surgical masks. The discussion will include the FDA’s Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (Revised) and relevant emergency use authorizations (EUAs).

We encourage all interested stakeholders to join. Registration is not necessary.

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The FDA plans to hold additional webinars every two weeks to continue to share information and answer your questions on respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE). Save the date for the next webinar:

  • August 18, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET


There are many products marketed in the United States as “face masks” that offer a range of protection against potential health hazards. Face masks, surgical masks, and respirators are regulated by the FDA when they meet the definition of a device under section 201(h) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Generally, face masks fall within this definition when they are intended for a medical purpose, including for use by health care providers.

Stakeholder Call Details

Registration is not necessary.

Date: August 4, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

To ensure you are connected, please dial in at 11:45 am.

U.S. Callers Dial:

  • 888-455-1392
  • Conference Number: PWXW1573188
  • Passcode: 8364649

International Callers Dial:

  • 1-773-799-3847          
  • Conference Number: PWXW1573188
  • Passcode: 8364649

To view the slide presentation during the webinar:

Following the webinar, a transcript, recording, and slides will be posted below.

Previous Webinars from this Series


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