Still, some officials fear a lack of PPE if another wave occurs. Debbie White, the president of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees, a union representing 14,000 nurses and front-line caregivers statewide, said PPE shortages remain a concern.
This new law is a testament to the dedicated fight by our labor allies and other advocates for the elderly, to address these long-standing staffing issues.
More than 1,000 housekeepers, technicians and other service workers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center will wrap up voting this week in an election to decide whether to join a labor union.
No one anticipates the same surge of patients that flooded hospitals last spring, but health care leaders in New Jersey said they are taking steps to ensure proper resources are in place to care for rising numbers of coronavirus cases
Since before the state got the first coronavirus crisis under control, health experts and government officials have been warning of a second wave. They weren’t exactly sure when it would come, but they were sure that it would.