Catholic Health Services, which is comprised of six acute care hospitals on Long Island, New York, tells CNN they are now in need of isolation gowns, procedural masks with and without face shields, and N95 respirators of all sizes.
Just last week when asked about the personal protective equipment supply, CHS' chief medical officer told CNN: “We are backed up and supply is stocked.”
On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York state has “enough PPE” for all hospitals statewide for about the next two weeks, but some hospitals are now experiencing shortages.
The state has not secured supply for hospitals to utilize three weeks from now and beyond, "but we're still shopping," he said.