Wisconsin nursing organizations are issuing a message to the public about the importance of wear masks.
As cases of coronavirus continue to rise across the state, Wisconsin’s hospitals have less than 10 percent of beds left available to provide care .
In addition, the supply of nurses is dwindling, nurses are out of work due to COVID or they are in quarantine because of exposure.
That’s why The Nurses of Wisconsin is urging the public to wear masks.
They state that…
· Evidence shows that wearing a mask protects the individual.
· Evidence shows that wearing a mask protects person’s community.
· Evidence shows that wearing a mask protects nurses
Gina Dennik-Champion, RN, and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Nurses Association, joined Wisconsin’s Morning News with more. Listen to the full interview in the player above.