To recognize nurses during the 2020 Year of the Nurse, we want you to share your selfies and stories! Share a picture of you in your PPE working the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, or share a picture of you with a story about what makes you proud to be a nurse.
The American Nurses Association and ANA-Illinois do not endorse the use of homemade cloth masks in health care settings. ANA released the following statement on March 24:
Evidence does not support the notion that cloth masks are safe for health care professionals providing care to patients with coronavirus. ANA continues to press for appropriate PPE including N95 respirators and if those are not available, medical/surgical masks. Nurses should not be wearing cloth masks – they do not afford the wearer any significant protection.