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Providence hospitals in Spokane rationing face masks amid global shortage

Personal protective equipment is being kept under lock and key. Nurses and doctors are required to wear face masks for as long as federal guidelines allow. And masks designed to filter out tiny particles – like the novel coronavirus – are reserved for only a handful of respiratory procedures.

Providence Sacred Heart will treat 5 coronavirus patients

The hospital was selected as one of 10 across the country that can properly treat the patients in their airborne infection isolation rooms. Operations at the hospital will not be affected and officials say they’re following protocols to prevent spread of the disease.