Nurses Union Sues Two Hospitals and New York Health Department

Nurses Union Sues Two Hospitals and New York Health Department

The New York State Nurses Association, the state’s nurses’ union, sued the New York State’s Department of Health and two medical centers Monday over working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The union filed three lawsuits—against New York’s Department of Health, Montefiore Medical Center, and Westchester Medical Center.  A press release issued by the union states […]

On the Frontlines: Nurses Say They Need More Protective Masks and Gear

On the Frontlines:  Nurses Say They Need More Protective Masks and Gear

Nurses treating COVID-19 patients throughout many of the city’s hospitals are reporting that they don’t have enough protective gear. As the virus continues to spread through the city, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more personal protective gear, and masks are on their way.  For anxious nurses, the relief can’t come soon enough. Reports of supply […]

Harlem Reacts: COVID-19 Forces Residents Into A New Normal

Harlem Reacts: COVID-19 Forces Residents Into A New Normal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced stricter rules on communities and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19 on Friday morning. All employees of “non-essential” businesses are required to stay home. Essential service businesses as defined by New York State include doctors, hospitals, media, grocery stores, bodegas, pharmacies, etc. Like the rest of the city, Harlem’s residents […]