COVID-19 News

  • AHA, AMA and ANA Release New Public Service Announcement Urging the American Public to Get Vaccinated to Defeat Covid-19

    Together, the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA) and American Nurses Association (ANA) released a public service announcement (PSA) today featuring their leaders urging the American public to ask questions, follow the science and get vaccinated. The PSA stresses that COVID-19 vaccines are a safe and effective way

  • Public Hearing on AB 1 – Assembly Republication COVID Relief Package

    The below written testimony was provided in advance of the Wisconsin Assembly meeting to discuss the Assembly Republican COVID-19 package. The public hearing was held on Tuesday, January 5th at 11:00 am.  To obtain a printable PDF of the written testimony, please click here. On behalf of the Wisconsin Nurses

  • COVID-19: Updates on Therapeutics and Vaccines in Wisconsin

    Please join the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Medical Society, and Wisconsin Nurses Association as they co-host an informational webinar on the COVID-19 vaccines; the Wisconsin vaccine enrollment and distribution plan; CDC’s Vaccinate with Confidence strategic framework; and the emergency use authorized monoclonal antibodies. This webinar is intended for practitioners

  • Wisconsin Nursing Organizations Issue Message to The Public About Importance Of Wearing Masks

    The Nurses of Wisconsin is a group of nursing associations[1] that have come together to inform the public about the importance of wearing masks. Wisconsin’s hospitals have less than 10 percent of beds available to provide care[2].  Patients in Wisconsin are receiving extensive nursing care for treatment of their COVID

  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services issues update on Field Hospital admission protocols

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services issues update on admission protocols for patients to be admitted to West Allis Alternate Care Facility (Field Hospital) The West Allis “Field Hospital” is being managed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and not the WI National Guard as we had indicated on WKOW

  • Gov. Evers Directs Department of Health Services to Limit Indoor Public Gatherings

    MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order #3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy. See full the order and list of exemptions here. This directive is effective at

  • Governor Evers Reinstates the Nursing Workforce Related Administrative Rules found in Executive Order #16

    Governor Evers has issued Emergency Order 2​, which contains provisions related to licensed health care professionals in response to the surge in COVID throughout Wisconsin. The Governor has learned about the shortage of health care providers including nurses.  The shortage is impacting the hospitals and other facilities is responding to the

  • COVID-19 Clinical Care – Current Wisdom and Future Challenges webinar

    Register now to sign up for the COVID-19 Clinical Care – Current Wisdom and Future Challenges Webinar to be held on Thursday, May 21st from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. FREE FOR MEMBERS! The WNA COVID-19 Response Team has developed this webinar in honor of Nurses Month to provide the very

  • WNA Town Hall Announcement

    Register Now for WNA’s Town Hall Meeting Monday, May 18, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. As a WNA member you were invited to participate in a survey regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your practice. Please join us as you learn about the results and dialogue with

  • COVID-19 Reminders

    With the ruling from the Wisconsin Supreme Court late Wednesday and the ensuing differences between county to county and even city to city, we wanted to provide some reminders that you may want to share with your family, neighbors and patients. WNA wants you to remain safe and healthy! Please