Covid-19 Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on November 16, 2021
Nurse inside hospital hold signs calling for permanent ETS and safe staffing

National Nurses United testifies at OSHA's hearing on occupational exposure to Covid-19 in healthcare settings

NNU urged OSHA to issue permanent standard to protect health care workers from Covid and make improvements to the temporary standard.

National Nurses United
April 28, 2022

• NNU

Nurse in sunglasses wearing mask which says "Save lives"

National Nurses United statement on wearing masks in public places

The Covid-19 pandemic is not over. This is not the time to lift mask mandates on airplanes, in hospitals, on public transportation, on trains, in ride-sharing cars, or indoors.

National Nurses United
April 22, 2022

Large groups of nurses inside hospital hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

National nurse survey reveals significant increases in unsafe staffing, workplace violence, and moral distress

Hospital RNs also reported that their hospitals are still not adequately prepared for a Covid-19 surge. National Nurses United calls on Congress to pass federal safe staffing legislation.

National Nurses United
April 14, 2022

• NNU

Two nurses inside hospital hold signs calling for permanent ETS

DC Circuit Court hears oral arguments urging OSHA to retain emergency standard and issue permanent standard to protect health care workers against Covid-19

NNU argued today before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on behalf of leading national labor organizations and unions representing nurses and health care workers.

National Nurses United
April 4, 2022

Nurse receiving vaccination

Registered nurses call on CDC to prioritize health care workers for second Covid-19 booster shot

NNU sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control calling on the agency to immediately approve a recommendation for a second Covid-19 vaccine booster for nurses and other health care workers.

National Nurses United
March 30, 2022

• NNU

Large group of nurses outside HCA’s Mission Hospital

HCA’s Mission Hospital penalized nearly $30,000 for failing to protect nurses and other health care workers from Covid-19

RNs have been protesting against the unsafe working conditions, including holding a speak-out in February 2022.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
March 23, 2022

• NNOC, • NNU

Masked nurse outside holds signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

Nurses challenge new CDC metric on latest Covid-19 safety rollback

NNU criticized the latest rollback of Covid-19 safety guidelines as a serious risk for prolonging the spread of the pandemic and is calling on the Biden Administration and the CDC to reverse the new guidelines.

National Nurses United
February 28, 2022

• NNU

The front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Nurses welcome Supreme Court order on health care workers, dismayed safety for other workers ignored

The court order should be a signal to the Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration to take the next necessary step — extending the Emergency Temporary Standard.

National Nurses United
January 13, 2022

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NNU old photo of group of NNU nurses holding banner in front of US Capitol "The National Voice for Direct-Care RNs"

Nurses applaud 21 senators for urging Biden to immediately issue permanent OSHA protections for health care workers

NNU commended the U.S. senators who sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary Walsh urging the administration to quickly issue a final permanent Covid-19 OSHA standard for health care workers.

National Nurses United
January 12, 2022

• NNU

Nurses outside The White House hold signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

Nurses applaud 115 Members of Congress for urging Biden to immediately issue permanent OSHA protections for health care workers

The push comes at a critical moment, following OSHA's announcement that it will be rescinding the emergency temporary standard that has been in effect since June 2021.

National Nurses United
January 11, 2022