Why Some Hospitals Are Keeping Surgical Masks Under Lock and Key

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It's the new normal — surgical masks are everywhere. 

And even though health experts say they aren't effective protection against contracting coronavirus, that hasn't stopped people from buying stores out of stock and even stealing masks from hospitals.

One hospital in Glendale, California, is taking special precautions after noticing their supply was dwindling.

"Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, masks were located everywhere," said Dr. Armand Dorian. "Every little corner and hallway, we had masks put up for our patients who come in who are coughing to be able to put it on themselves. But currently in this state we've had to gather them and put them in locked facilities so that we have them available for our health care workers."