Ohio Nurses Applaud Actions taken by the State Intervening actions are necessary as to not overburden the healthcare system.

March 17, 2020

Molly Homan, Director of Communications
Ohio Nurses Association
614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org


COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association supports the proactive steps taken by Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Nurse staffing issues plague our healthcare system under normal circumstances. There will not be enough nurses and other healthcare professionals available to care for Ohioans if we are complacent and do not intervene. That is why we have to do what is is necessary now to curb the spread of COVID-19 as to not overburden our healthcare system. Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton are doing what is necessary to protect Ohioans and our healthcare workers,” stated Dr. Deborah Arms, PhD, RN, President of the Ohio Nurses Association.


About ONA: Formed in 1904, the Ohio Nurses Association is a powerful network of registered nurses who are committed to advancing nursing through education, political action and workplace advocacy. ONA is the leading voice of the approximately 190,000 professional registered nurses in Ohio. To become a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, visit www.ohnurses.org.