ND Allows COVID-19 Positive Healthcare Workers Stay on the Job

As hospitals in the state reach capacity and face dire staff shortages, North Dakota’s governor announced the state will allow healthcare workers who have tested positive for Covid-19 to continue working in coronavirus units, officials announced this week.

The order applies only to those who have asymptomatic cases, and the Covid-positive nurses will only be allowed to treat other Covid-19 patients. Still, some nurses worry that the practice might not be safe, and some health administrators in North Dakota are warning of burnout among hospital staff.

“I think it’s irresponsible,” Sarah Lothspeich, an ER nurse in Fargo, told NBC News.

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