UC Irvine Medical Center, likewise on March 9, said it was running short of N95 masks when it filled in the survey. On top of that, officials said, it had no supply chain and was having to reuse eye protection — a “two” on the rating scale. John Murray, a hospital spokesman, said they had eliminated non-urgent surgery and procedures and tried to find ways to reduce how much gear was being worn.
As coronavirus began spiking in California, hospitals scrambled for supplies, records show
The Sacramento Bee, April 8, 2020
April 8, 2020