Covid-19 Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on November 16, 2021
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NNU calls out CDC/HICPAC for planning to vote on infection control guidance before public review and comment

National Nurses United calls out the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for planning to vote today to approve the draft Isolation Precautions Guideline without getting input from frontline health care workers, patients, industrial hygienists, research scientists, ventilation engineers, or experts in occupational health and respiratory protection.

National Nurses United
November 2, 2023

Nurse holds sign "Science Matters, We Are Not Expendable"

NNU delivers petition urging CDC to strengthen proposed infection control guidance; CDC cuts off public comments at advisory committee meeting

NNU delivered a petition signed by nearly 11,000 individuals and organizations to the CDC and its Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, urging them to fully recognize aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens and to strengthen the CDC’s Isolation Precautions guidance.

National Nurses United
August 23, 2023

Nurse hold signs "Prioritize public health"

California Nurses Association condemns state decision to lift mask, vaccine requirements in health care settings

CNA condemned today’s announcement by California Department of Public Health that mask and vaccine requirements would be lifted April 3 in the state’s health care settings, just eight days after California reached the grim toll of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths.

California Nurses Association
March 3, 2023

Group of nurses outside of The Whitehouse hold signs calling for permanent protection Covid measures

National Nurses United applauds OSHA for sending Covid-19 permanent standard for health care workers to OMB for review, urges OMB to take prompt action

A permanent standard would require employers to protect nurses and other health care workers from occupational exposure to Covid-19.

National Nurses United
December 8, 2022

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

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

National Nurses United urges Congress to approve supplemental funding requests for Covid and mpox 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 mpox virus.

National Nurses United
September 27, 2022

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

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

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

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