News Coverage of COVID-19 Response

News Coverage of COVID-19 Response

Number of people who have seen news about MNA
March, 17 – May 15: 28 million

Newspaper and online articles* covering NNU/MNA response to COVID-19

May 16, 2020

KSTP9 (FOX): Minnesota Nurses Association president makes urgent call for more personal protective equipment for nurses

THE CARLETONIAN: Gov. Walz lifts stay-at-home order, Minnesota to partially reopen Monday

May 15, 2020

WORKDAY MINNESOTA: Walz’s Worker Protections in His Latest Executive Orders Fall Short

STAR TRIBUNE: Gov. Tim Walz says Minnesota’s reopening followed preparation, not political pressure

May 14, 2020

KBJR6 (NBC): Nurses union concerned as Minnesota prepares to lift ‘Stay at Home’ order

HUTCHINSON LEADER: MN’s stay-at-home order will expire late Sunday, more businesses can reopen

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE: Minnesota’s stay at home order to lapse Sunday, but additional restrictions remain

KARE11 (NBC): HCMC nurses wearing expired, decades-old masks

MPR NEWS: Businesses want to reopen, but how to do it safely?

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: Minnesota to Allow Existing Stay-at-Home Order to Expire Sunday Night

KXRA’S VOICE OF ALEXANDRIA: Minnesota Nurses Association Has Reservations About Lifting Stay-At-Home

May 13, 2020

RIVERTOWNS NEWS: Minnesota’s stay at home order to lapse Sunday, but additional restrictions remain

KARE11 (NBC): Walz to let Stay at Home expire, replace with Stay Safe MN order

BEFORE IT’S NEWS: Minnesota Nurses Association plans to march on the State Capitol to demand safety for nurses

TWIN CITIES BUSINESS: Stay-at-Home Order to Expire May 18

May 12, 2020

KMSP9 (FOX): United Hospital nurse terminated for wearing hospital-issued scrubs instead of personal ones

CCX MEDIA: North Memorial Nurse Shares What It’s Like To Work During Covid-19 Pandemic

FIGHT BACK NEWS: Minnesota Nurses Association plans to march on the State Capitol to demand safety for nurses

TWIN CITIES BUSINESS: Nurses to March for PPE and Transparency

KNSI RADIO: Mental Health Help Needed For Nurses

May 11, 2020

KARE11 (NBC): Minnesota slower to ‘reopen’ than other states

KMSP9 (FOX): What concerns Minnesota hospital workers about resuming elective surgeries

BECKER’S ASC REVIEW: Minnesota nurses worry resuming surgeries could strain supplies — 4 things to know

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD: Nurses plan march to Capitol to demand more access to PPE

WCCO4 (CBS): Nurse Fired From United Hospital Continues Fight Over Hospital-Issued Scrubs

KNSI RADIO: Mental Health Help Needed For Nurses

May 10, 2020

PIONEER PRESS: MN nurses say they’re still short equipment to protect from coronavirus

MPR NEWS: Nurses plan march to Capitol to demand more access to PPE

May 9, 2020

WDIO: MNA announces march in response to lack of PPE

STAR TRIBUNE: Will surgeries tax Minnesota’s supplies to protect caregivers from COVID-19?

STAR TRIBUNE: Editorial – Medical providers must tread carefully as elective care resumes

May 6, 2020

MPR NEWS: MN hospitals welcome return of elective procedures; nurses union wary of move

STAR TRIBUNE: Raises for state workers up for debate as Minnesota’s budget heads into the red

STAR TRIBUNE: COVID-19 puts some Minnesota rural hospitals on life support

AUSTIN DAILY HERALDS: National Nurses Week – Nurses show a love of job in difficult times

KTSP5 (ABC): Nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

May 5, 2020

MANKATO FREE PRESS: Clinics, hospitals to resume elective care Monday

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE: Northland hospitals ready to resume elective surgeries

MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL: The doctor will see you again? Maybe soon

KTSP5 (ABC): Health care unions share concerns about Gov.’s order allowing elective procedures

May 2, 2020

WDIO (ABC): Vigil honors Frontline Workers impacted by COVID-19

WORKDAY MINNESOTA: Unions Hold Vigil For Workers Exposed to COVID-19

May 1, 2020

BRAINERD DISPATCH: Demonstrators Honor Essential Workers Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL: Children’s Minnesota will furlough nurses

April 28, 2020

KTSP5 (ABC): Minnesota nurses furloughed while out of state nurses imported during COVID-19 crisis

PIONEER PRESS: As deaths in MN long-term care centers rise, a call for more coronavirus testing

April 27, 2020 

KMPS9 (FOX): COVID-19 kills 43 in Minnesota nursing homes over one weekend

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: Some MN Nurses Want to Help on Front Lines, But Can’t

April 26, 2020 

WCCO4 (CBS): Out-Of-State Nurses Coming To Aid In COVID-19 Crisis

KMPS9 (FOX): ‘What about us’: Furloughed nurses and MNA raise concerns about new order allowing out-of-state nurses

MPR NEWS: April 26 update on COVID-19 in MN – State health officials report 28 more deaths

MPR NEWS: Minnesota nurses’ union criticizes order allowing out-of-state medical workers

April 23, 2020

PIONEER PRESS: St. Paul City Council unanimously approves resolution on United Hospital’s scrubs issue

PIONEER PRESS: Nurses by the dozens put on furlough by Regions, Children’s and Mayo hospitals as millions of dollars lost weekly in coronavirus pandemic

April 22, 2020

HUTCHINSON LEADER: Editorial – We must follow experts when reopening state

April 20, 2020
WCCO4 (CBS): Nurses Say They’re Being Threatened With Termination For Wearing Scrubs

April 18, 2020
PIONEER PRESS: Statewide mask drive will support congregate living facilities

PIONEER PRESS: Worst day yet as 17 more Minnesotans die

STAR TRIBUNE: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz cautions that moves to allow more crowds, activities will be gradual ones

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE: 10 more deaths, ICU use continues to climb in Minnesota

KTSP5 (ABC): MDH – 2,213 total COVID-19 cases, 121 deaths total

April 17, 2020
PIONEER PRESS: Twin Cities hospitals find ways to decontaminate precious N95 masks for coronavirus

PIONEER PRESS: Gov. Walz announces statewide initiative for homemade face masks

MANKATO FREE PRESS: COVID-19: Protesting health safety can be deadly

KARE11 (NBC): Medical professionals plead for continued support, social distancing

FOX32 CHICAGO: Minnesota nurse union president details ‘real and devastating’ impact of COVID-19

KTTC (NBC): Walz announces Minnesota’s next steps to combat COVID-19

KSTP5 (ABC): Coronavirus Daily Briefing: Walz, state health officials discuss JBS pork plant cases, President Trump’s comments and protesters

KBJR6 (NBC): Walz rules Minnesota’s golf courses can open, lifts other outdoor recreation restrictions

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE: Nurses bargaining with Essentia over potential layoffs

April 16, 2020
STAR TRIBUNE: Minnesota hospitals stretching, conserving COVID-19 masks

STAR TRIBUNE: Calm before storm continues to roil Duluth hospitals with more layoffs, furloughs

April 15, 2020
SUN CURRENT: Minnesota House, Senate pass Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act

April 14, 2020
KMPS9 (FOX): ‘I’m scared’: Minnesota health care workers continue plea for more PPE

April 13, 2020
STAR TRIBUNE: Shortage of protective medical gear is a national disgrace

April 11, 2020
STAR TRIBUNE: Fundraiser provides hotel rooms for Minnesota health care providers

April 10, 2020
KMPS9 (FOX): Philanthropist starts fundraiser to buy hotel rooms for Minnesota health care workers

April 8, 2020
KMPS9 (FOX): “It’s our armor” – MN Nurses Association President on frustrations surrounding amount of PPE protections

April 7, 2020
RIVERTOWNS: Woodbury CNA, nursing student organizes thank you card drive for health care workers

WCCO4 (CBS): Coronavirus In Minnesota – Nursing Association Leader Alarmed By State’s Mask Inventory

April 5, 2020
PIONEER PRESS: Minnesota struggles to get crucial medical supplies as coronavirus numbers grow

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE: Minnesota facing same struggles as other states in getting crucial medical supplies as coronavirus numbers grow

April 3, 2020
WORKDAY MINNESOTA: State Locks Down for COVID-19

April 2, 2020
WCCO4 (CBS): ‘That’s Our Armor’ – Nurses Hammer Home Stark Reality Of PPE Shortage

PIONEER PRESS: Minnesota hospitals say they’re hemorrhaging money, rationing supplies, and concerned about staffing

COMMON DREAMS: ‘How Many More Nurses Have to Die?’: Coalition of Nurses Unions Demand Life-Saving Supplies in Battle With Coronavirus

April 1, 2020
WDIO (ABC): MNA raising concerns about healthcare working conditions

KMSP9 (FOX): Why some Minnesota nurses are being laid off or having hours cut during the pandemic

STAR TRIBUNE: Minnesota’s COVID-19 deaths now stand at 12

March 31, 2020
PIONEER PRESS: Minnesota health care providers reduce staff hours as care shifts for coronavirus

PIONEER PRESS: Health care professionals can use Zoom, Skype or FaceTime for tele-health consultations during coronavirus crisis

FIGHT BACK NEWS: Minnesota Nurses at M Health hospitals vote “No confidence” on COVID-19 response

March 29, 2020
MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER: Minnesota nurses spearhead drive for protective equipment

KARE11 (NBC): Nurses call for more preparation, safety equipment from M Health Fairview

MODERN HEALTHCARE: Minnesota nurses vote ‘no confidence’ in M Health

KXMC (CBS): Nurses Collecting Donations

March 27, 2020
KMSP9 (FOX): Minnesota nurses call on hospitals to unify safety measures as coronavirus pandemic worsens

March 26, 2020
KSTP5 (ABC): First responders ask Minnesota lawmakers to take action during COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2020
NPR ON POINT: What It’s Like To Be A Nurse On The Front Lines Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

March 24, 2020
MANKATO FREE PRESS: MSU announces COVID-19 case; Le Sueur County has four new cases

WJON FM 95.3: Minnesota’s Nurses Asking for More Communication

March 23, 2020
STAR TRIBUNE: Mask by mask, Minnesotans answer call for gear for health care workers

MPR NEWS: March 23 update on COVID-19 in MN: 40-80 percent of Minnesotans could get virus, Walz says

March 22, 2020
POST BULLLETIN: Minnesota sewing army creating face masks to help fight coronavirus

KMSP9 (FOX): How you can help Minnesota nurses and first responders

WCCO4 (CBS): Minnesota Senator, Doctor On Front Lines To Make A Difference In COVID-19 Battle

BRING ME THE NEWS MN: Of Minnesota’s 169 coronavirus patients, 34 are healthcare workers

WCCO4 (CBS): How To Donate Materials For The COVID-19 Response

BOSTON HERALD: The Nation Reacts To Coronavirus

KMSP9 (FOX): No known cases of health care workers infected with COVID-19 by patients, Minnesota heath commissioner says

March 21, 2020
KARE11 (NBC) Minnesota Nurses Association asks for community to donate protective masks

KMSP9 (FOX): Minnesota Nurses Association calling for N95 face mask donations amid shortage

BRING IN THE NEWS MN: Amid ‘drastic’ shortages, MN nurse group asking for N95 mask donations

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE: A surge in coronavirus patients is coming. Do Minnesota hospitals have enough beds?

March 20, 2020
TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS: Minnesota nurses asking public to donate unused N95 masks

TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS: A surge in coronavirus patients is coming. Do MN hospitals have enough beds?

March 12 – 18, 2020 
KSTP5 (NBC): ‘Tension in our chests’ – Minnesota nurses on frontlines of COVID-19 say more equipment needed

KBJR6 (NBC): Essentia nurses prepare for COVID-19 spread

MPR NEWS: Minnesota hospitals plan for ‘stages’ of COVID-19 patients, warn of a possible surge

KARE11 (NBC): Amid concern for their safety, health care workers test positive for coronavirus

STAR TRIBUNE: Minnesota hospitals prepare for coming surge in COVID-19 patients

TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS: Firefighters and nurses are bringing their coronavirus concerns to Capitol

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