Covid-19 Resources

https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/professional-and-patient-advocacy-during-omicron-surge

Covid-19 professional and patient advocacy update

Read our guide on how to stay safe following the emergence of the Omicron variant.

Covid strain

About the virus

Learn more about SARS-CoV-2 including its symptoms and how it is transmitted.

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All resources

See our full list of resources for nurses and other health care workers, including information on PPE and other protections, public and community health, and more.

Latest resources

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Moral Injury and PTSD in the Nursing Profession

This CE class will describe how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the stress inherent in the registered nurse’s role within the current health care system. It will explore the critical stressors facing the profession and offer solutions to mitigate those stressors.

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Long Covid: A Public Health and Occupational Emergency

As more individuals are continually exposed to and infected by SARS-CoV-2, reports of long-term health consequences have also increased. This CE class will discuss the latest scientific updates about long Covid and the implications of these scientific updates for nurses, their patients, and advocacy for safe patient care.

Q&A » Bivalent Covid Boosters

Bivalent Covid vaccines, or bivalent boosters, contain two different components for the immune system to respond to. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s mRNA bivalent Covid-19 vaccines contain the mRNA for the spike protein for two different strains of the virus.

N95 respirators >> NIOSH approvals and background info

Learn more about health care vs industrial N95s (updated August 2022)

Post-Exposure Isolation Period for Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant

This scientific brief outlines the incubation period and what nurses and other health care workers should do when exposed to Covid-19.

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NNU’s standards for hospital safety during the Covid-19 pandemic

Learn more about what protective measures hospitals and other health care facilities should implement.

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Tell-us-your-story forms

Health care workers have been deeply impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a nurse-driven organization, we want to hear from you!

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Surveys

NNU's national surveys have highlighted the issues nurses have faced during the pandemic—including unsafe staffing, workplace violence, and moral distress.

Nurses signs and stickers

Download your own materials to print, share on the web, or use on social media.

Bibliography

View the full National Nurses United Covid-19 bibliography.

How NNU is advocating for nurses

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Statements and letters to officials

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, National Nurses United has called for the proper steps to protect nurses and public health.

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Nurses keep up pressure on OSHA to issue permanent Covid standard

National Nurses United has been fiercely advocating for mandatory protections to protect nurses and other health care workers and, as we marked two years into Covid this spring, we relentlessly continue our fight.

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Nurses say implement Covid-19 pandemic equity task force recommendations

National Nurses United praised President Biden’s Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force, which released its final report in November.

Press releases

NNU sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stating that recent infection control guidance updates will result in decreased protection for nurses, other health care workers, and patients.
NNU sent a letter to Congress yesterday to express its support for President Biden’s supplemental funding request for $22.4 billion for the Covid-19 pandemic response, and $4.6 billion for the monkeypox virus.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied the emergency petition filed by NNU and other labor organizations and unions.
NNU sent a letter to the CDC urging the agency to take immediate action in the face of elevated transmission of Covid-19 around the country, the dominance of the extremely contagious and immune evasive BA.5 variant, and the development of additional Omicron subvariants.

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