(image via Virginia Nurses Association)
With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we here at Muster think it is incredibly important to cover the astounding work that our clients are putting forth. Many represent healthcare workers who are facing this pandemic head on. One such being the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) based out of our hometown of Richmond, Virginia.
VNA is the professional organization representing the interests of the more than 100,000 registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Virginia, inclusive of all areas of specialization, clinical settings, and work environments.
They are the voice of those on the frontlines of containing this pandemic in Virginia, and they are in urgent need of supplies and protections that will make their jobs easier as they face many unknown challenges ahead.
They are asking the Governor and state legislators for a few things in particular:
- Expansion of Medicare Telehealth in Virginia to reduce costs and unnecessary exposure.
- Continue to explore all available avenues to ensure an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare providers.
- Ensure transparency in communication about PPE, and that resources are available to healthcare providers if there is inadequate PPE.
- Ban all nonessential gatherings of any size.