A. Many health care workers wear several different kinds of personal protective equipment, or PPEs, in their jobs every day. This equipment is designed to keep them safe from infectious materials, and it is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health care workers wait to swab for samples at a drive-through coronavirus collection site in Arlington, Va., Thursday, March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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