Recognizing the COVID-19 crisis is leading to a shortage of N95 masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment needed for applying some pesticides, the Department of Pesticide Regulation has compiled a list of alternatives.

Some respirators provide more protection. DPR also suggests using products that don’t require PPE, using an enclosed system or applying from an enclosed cab.

The department is also offering glove safety tips, such as caring for reusable gloves.