Urge the Biden administration: Protect nurses and other health care workers during Covid-19
As the Omicron variant continues to spread across the country, now is not the time to rip away protections for health care workers and the public.
The CDC is weakening Covid isolation guidelines, and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has yet to issue a permanent standard that requires employers to protect health care workers against Covid-19 .
I stand with nurses and demand:
- A permanent OSHA standard that requires employers to protect health care workers against Covid-19;
- Retention and enforcement of the June 21 emergency temporary standard until it is properly superseded by the permanent standard; and
- Restoration of guidance on ten-day isolation after a positive SARS-CoV-2 test for health care workers, other frontline workers, and the general public.