"We're running out of supplies. Each nurse gets one mask to use for their entire shift - and we've been warned that we should hang on to masks, in case we need to use it multiple days in a row. They tell us that using bandanas is okay, but it makes us really uncomfortable in light of how much we've learned about the virus.
"I'm really proud of my coworkers. Even the older nurses that have been assigned COVID patients haven't refused them. Even people with babies at home haven't refused them. I have a friend who lives with her 85-year-old grandpa and she takes the COVID patients too."
"I didn't think it would really affect me emotionally, but after my first COVID patient… when I left the room it was hard to hold back the tears. He was 50 years old and had no existing health conditions. He deteriorated within two hours, was intubated and wasn't doing well. It's really intense.
"Even if I was asymptomatic and not worrying about myself, I could bring it home to my fiancé and two roommates. I have a friend of a friend in New Jersey who just lost both of her 50-year-old parents to the virus."