Julia Barcott is a nurse at a hospital near Yakima. As of last week, she said her hospital was still waiting to see updated guidance from the state department of health before finalizing its masking policy.
But Barcott said she and many of her colleagues will be keeping masks on for the time being.
“Many of us feel uncomfortable still not being masked up,” Barcott said.
“Going into patient rooms or interacting with patient families I, personally, as well as many of my co-workers, are going to continue to mask up.”