Ohio Nurses Association

The emergency room entrance to Grant Medical Center in downtown Columbus.
David Holm / WOSU

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.

Front-Line Healthcare Workers And Coronavirus

Apr 6, 2020
A drive-thru coronavirus testing facility run by the Cleveland Clinic.
Ronny Salerno / WVXU

Working from home has become the norm for many people, but for those on the front lines of our healthcare system that is not an option.

Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

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.