Covid-19 Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on November 16, 2021
Nurses outside hospital hold signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

National Nurses United urges CDC to strengthen protections for nurses and other health care workers

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.

National Nurses United
September 29, 2022

• NNU

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

National Nurses United urges Congress to approve supplemental funding requests for Covid and monkeypox response

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.

National Nurses United
September 27, 2022

• NNU

Nurses holds signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

Nurses disappointed in DC Circuit Court’s decision to deny petition ordering OSHA to retain emergency standard and issue permanent standard to protect health care workers against Covid-19

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.

National Nurses United
August 26, 2022

• NNU

Nurse holding sign with "Protect Nurses/Patients/Publich Health"

Nurses urge the CDC to take immediate action to strengthen Covid-19 guidance to protect public health

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.

National Nurses United
July 21, 2022

• NNU

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