Nurses Will Testify at House Hearing on Hospital Safety During Pandemic

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Contact:  Rick Fuentes
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Amber Smigiel
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(St. Paul) – May 18, 2020 – Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association will be testifying on their actual experiences inside the hospitals during a hearing to be held by the Minnesota House Select Committee on Minnesota’s Pandemic Response and Rebuilding. Nurses will alert state representatives on the state of supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), haphazard and rapidly changing safety procedures, mandatory use of outdated or insufficient PPE, effects on healthcare workers’ families, and retaliation against workers for attempting to protect themselves and their patients.

The hearing begins at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, and it will be available to monitor via livestreaming channels. This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
1) Live stream via House website:
2) Facebook Live:
3) YouTube:

When:       Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 12:30 p.m.
Who:         Registered Nurse members of MNA
MNA President Mary C. Turner, RN
Ericka Helling, RN
Brittany Livaccari, RN
Tonya Moss, RN
Sarah Simons, RN
Kara Spike, RN
What:        Remote Hearing Select Committee on Minnesota’s Pandemic
Response and Rebuilding
Why:         To inform state representatives of the actual situations
happening inside Minnesota’s hospitals