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Vancouver hospitals increase face mask control amid coronavirus fears (SPH)

Providence Health Care says it has centralized its supply of N95 masks at its facilities, including two Vancouver hospitals, as global concern over the coronavirus outbreak has increased the demand for the masks. (Photo credit: CBC News)

Providence Health Care has changed the way it manages its face mask supply, as coronavirus concerns have led people to seek N95 protective masks.

The organization, which operates medical facilities including Vancouver’s St. Paul’s and Mount Saint Joseph hospitals, has increased monitoring of its masks and has also sent a memo reminding staff of appropriate mask use.

“These specialized masks are only worn by our health-care workers for specific procedures in which aerosol sprays may be generated,” a Providence spokesperson told CBC News.

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