“It should come as no surprise that cases are rising following the rapid reopening of many states and the removal of public health measures, including the CDC’s May 13 guidance update that told vaccinated individuals they no longer needed to wear masks, observe physical distancing, avoid crowds, or get tested or isolate after an exposure, within only a few exceptions,” the union’s executive director, Bonnie Castillo, wrote.
“Nurses and health care workers stand ready to care for the sickest patients and to be a crucial part of the pandemic response,” Castillo concluded. “But our members need safe workplaces in order to ensure the safety of their patients and communities. NNU strongly urges that the CDC strengthen and improve its guidance to protect nurses, our patients, and the public.”
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