N-95 Respirator Fit Testing & Reporting

Fit Testing is prioritized to ensure medical staff (physicians, NPs, midwives) who perform (or are likely to perform) aerosol generating medical procedures (AGMPs) or to care for intubated patients are all fit tested.

Caring for COVID positive patients does not require an N-95 mask. The Ministry of Health has extended the one-year requirement to two years and fit testing completed anytime within a two year period is considered current.


PPE mask update
(Last updated: May 7, 2020)


Reporting your fit test/re-fit test

If you are a medical staff member and have been fit tested

Please click here to report your N-95 respirator fit test or Elastomeric fit test.  


Getting a fit test

Medical staff identified as members of the prioritized groups are being contacted either directly or through their division head/medical leads to arrange fit testing within their primary geography.

Medical staff who meet the current criteria but have not yet been contacted for fit testing can submit a request for expedited N-95 fit testing.

Medical Staff Requests for Expedited Fit-Test


How to Prepare for a Fit-Test

Preparation Guidelines


Personal Protective Equipment Guidance

Additional information on Infection Prevention and Control Standards can be found here

More PPE information

Clickhere PPE Utilization guidance

Using and Reusing PPE 

Donning & Doffing Personal Protective Equipment 

Clickhere Procurement of PPE

Please contact MedStaffEngagement@viha.ca if you have any issues reporting or have other questions.