TIME: A Day With a Paramedic Facing the Coronavirus Pandemic
These days, paramedics like Badgley are the first line of defense. On March 3, there was one coronavirus case in Westchester County. By April 6, there were nearly 14,000, including 197 deaths, according to the New York Times. Even though her department is not yet out of personal protective equipment (PPE), Badgley has been wearing the same N95 mask for two weeks, protecting it with a surgical mask during the day and disinfecting it at night.