Nurses suspended for refusing COVID-19 care without N95 mask

Coronavirus

One nurse said says the decision was heart-wrenching but after a colleague tested positive for the infection he felt he had to take a stand

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Ten nurses have been suspended from their jobs at a Santa Monica, California, hospital after refusing to care for COVID-19 patients without being provided protective N95 face masks. One of those nurses, Mike Gulick, says the decision was heart-wrenching but after a colleague tested positive for the infection he felt he had to take a stand. Other nurses Tuesday protested what they said was inadequate personal protective equipment at a hospital in Fresno, California, where 10 nurses have tested positive for the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.

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