[Alberta Health Services and Infection Prevention and Control - Calgary Canada] Not allowing consulting departments to use PPE to assess their patients. Multiple HCW Exposed

Where: Alberta Health Services and Infection Prevention and Control, Universities in Calgary, Canada
Action: Despite early community transmission, Alberta Health Services and Infection Prevention and Control has stood by shaming HCW for wearing surgical masks at work. Anecdotes of a patient testing negative, went off isolation, exposed multiple HCW over 1.5wks, and clinically deteriorated and retested, testing positive. Strict policies regarding PPE by ED department, not allowing consulting departments to use PPE to assess their patients.

Even when tests come back “reactivated/reinfected” and people still shaming masks. How unfortunate :skull: when will people wake up? Calgary declared a state of emergency months ago now have they not ? Let’s go people, protect yourselves!