In response to increasing concerns about the risk posed by Ebola to healthcare professionals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance on October 20, 2014, concerning the appropriate procedures for donning and removing personal protective equipment when treating Ebola patients. The CDC states that the newly-released guidance reflects lessons learned from the recent experiences of U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients and emphasizes the importance of training, practice, competence, and observation.