Battered by virus, Washington state rallies to respond

Published by CHINA DAILY (CHINA) on 3/23/20 (Source)

Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, which reported the first US coronavirus case on Jan 21, has developed and launched a program by which coronavirus patients are sent home with equipment that allows nurses to monitor them remotely.

But healthcare workers say they need protective gear.

Gloria Brigham, director of nursing practice with the Washington State Nurses Association, told The Seattle Times that caregivers have been reusing disposable masks, tucking them in paper bags at the end of a shift for use the next day.