Nurses in Westchester have filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, claiming Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital isn’t following COVID-19 safety protocols. Published reports say the staf there is worried about the lack of PPE and low staffing levels as the caseload surges. Staff there are planning a two-day walkout. The nurses’ union is in negotiations with the hospital.
COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we’ve got three in the hospital being examined, another 60 have been confirmed with coronavirus, and a total of 1,488 active cases. The state says since the crisis began, we’ve had a total of 21,632 reported cases, 374 more than Monday.