Before entering the buffer room, all staff members must be completely covered, with no exposed skin. In the gowning room, everyone puts on sterile, full-body, non-shedding garb that is enclosed at the neck and has sleeves that fit snugly around the wrists. The garb includes an integrated hood and a mask is donned to cover the face. Employees also put on sterile goggles and knee-high boot covers as an extra measure of protection. The entire garbing process takes about 15 minutes.