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Today — in the midst of record-breaking numbers of #Omicron cases — @CAPublicHealth has announced dangerous new protocol for asymptomatic health care workers who have tested positive for Covid-19 or been exposed.

@GavinNewsom: We want to protect our patients, not infect them!
Starting today, health care workers who test positive and are asymptomatic will be sent back to work IMMEDIATELY without isolation and without testing.

Those who have been exposed and are asymptomatic may return to work immediately without quarantine and without testing.
On the heels of @OSHA_DOL rescinding protections from health care workers and @CDCgov weakening isolation guidelines, it is unconscionable that @CAGovernor and @CAPublicHealth would strip protections even further.

We must do MORE to #ProtectNurses and our patients, not less!
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Today, we join @AFLCIO, @AFTunion, @AFSCME, @nynurses, and @PennaNurses to petition a federal court to order @OSHA_DOL to issue a permanent standard that requires employers to #ProtectNurses and other health care workers against Covid-19.…
The @USDOL has failed to make permanent the emergency temporary standard on Covid-19 that took effect June 21, 2021.

Without the protections of a permanent standard, the health and well-being of nurses, other health care workers, patients, and the public is in grave danger.
The danger that led to issuance of the emergency temporary standard not only remains, but has dramatically increased with the #Omicron variant and current surge in infections and hospitalizations.
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Danke für das Format, für die Aufmerksamkeit @officiallyjoko & @damitdasklaas

Es wird Zeit. Die #DritteWelle ist da & viele der Kollegen sind dank jahrelangem #pflegenotstand schon lange am Limit.
Die Pandemie traf uns im #yearofnurseandmidewife
Wenn ihr jetzt denkt, "super Anlass, mal richtig in die Pflege zu investieren&die Bedingungen zu verbessern" weit gefehlt. Stattdessen wurde quasi sofort die #PPUG ausgesetzt - ein Instrument zum Schutz (!) von Patienten & vor Überlastung der Pflege…
Dann wurde klar, dass d Bundesregierung im Punkt "Krisenmanagement & Materialvorhalt im Pandemiefall" trotz Szenarien,d heute erschreckend nah sind,versagt hat #keinIsoMaterialfürCorona
Pflege musste ohne sichere PSA(persönliche Schutzausrüstung) #Covid_19 Patienten versorgen
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"Pflegende erzählen von Überstunden, im Flur vergessenen Patient:innen, von fabrikartiger Akkordarbeit"

Lockert ihr mal alles, setzt Impfungen aus, fliegt nach Mallorca. Aber dann #pflegteuchdochselbst 🤷‍♀️

Der kluge Rest - helft uns!

Danke @Afelia…
"Was sich bei uns verändert hat in einem Jahr, ist so schrecklich geworden,dass man es nicht mehr ertragen kann“, erzählte mir einer der Pflegenden. Die Arbeitszeit habe sich erhöht, Pausen werden gestrichen, man werde immer häufiger aus der Freizeit auf die Station gerufen[...]"
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WATCH LIVE: Pascaline Muhindura, RN brings her experience as a frontline nurse to the @EdLaborCmte Workforce Protections Subcommittee hearing "Clearing the Air: Science-Based Strategies to Protect Workers from #Covid19 Infections."

NNU member Pascaline Muhindura, RN to the subcommittee:

1️⃣ My employer has failed to #ProtectNurses.
2️⃣ @CDCgov and @OSHA_DOL have also failed to protect us.
3️⃣ The CDC and OSHA must take 💥immediate💥 steps to ensure that nurses and other workers get the protections we need.
Muhindura continued:

For more than a year, I have been caring for patients in a #Covid unit in my hospital.

EVERY SINGLE NURSE & #HealthCareWorker in my unit contracted Covid because we were not given the protections we need.

My colleague Celia, lost her life.🕯️❤️
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Three RNs at @ProvCalifornia Saint John’s Health Center were told to enter patient rooms in the #COVIDー19 unit WITHOUT N95 respirator.

Even though there are plenty of respirators available.

Even though physicians had advised them to only enter with the proper protection.
They demanded proper protection before accepting the assignment and were sent home.

Suspended for standing up for themselves and their patients.

Today, more than 50 nurses showed up in force to demand:

✊ the return of suspended nurses without discipline,
✊ transparency in PPE supply,
✊ N95s for ALL #COVIDー19 COVID-19 positive and rule out patients, and
✊ paid leave for RNs who test positive for COVID-19!
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