Sydnie Boylan is a nurse at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center who has a young daughter in childcare. On a recent shift, she said, she shared a pair of goggles with three other staff members, and, a few weeks ago, cared for a patient while not wearing full protective gear. The patient later turned out to test positive.
“When I go home, I have to undress as quickly as I can and put everything in a hot load of the washer,” she said. “Masks, I can’t even say enough, are indispensable.”