NCC Sends Letter to U.S. Congress Outlining COVID-19 Priorities

June 10, 2020 by Alec Stone MA, MPA, Former ONS Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy

Fifty-seven organizations representing the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC), including ONS, sent a letter ( to the U.S. Congress acknowledging the federal government’s extraordinary attempts to bolster the economy and promote public health during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. In the April 28, 2020, letter, NCC provided recommendations that could be used to further combat the coronavirus, adding that the 57 national nursing organizations are available as expert resources.

NCC’s recommendations called for:

“We urge Congress to include these shared priorities in any future COVID-19 package and as you work to continue to support the nursing workforce,” NCC wrote. “Again, we thank you for your efforts to combat the novel coronavirus through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ( and look forward to working with you on any future legislative packages.”

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