There are more than twice as many people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ohio now as were a month ago. In some places, hospitals are trying to treat a flood of patients with fewer staff because their own employees have tested positive for the virus or are in quarantine.
Often, when nurses are at the end of their shifts, they will be asked if they can stay late. Sometimes it’s not a request but an implied order. Now, a proposed Ohio law would ban hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime.