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Pima County in 'urgent' need of nurses, health director says

"Your community needs you now like never before."
Posted at 11:58 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 14:58:24-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County hospitals are in urgent need of nurses immediately, the county's health director says.

In his daily video update on Pima County's effort to battle COVID-19, Dr. Bob England said several hospitals need nurses urgently, both volunteer and paid.

"We have one facility with an urgent need for at least a dozen nurses and two dozen nursing assistants," England said.

Several specialty healthcare or outpatient facilities have been closed since state and county-wide shutdown orders, England said. Nurses who were furloughed there, or are recently retired, are being asked to join the fight against COVID-19.

"Your community needs you now like never before," England said.

The need for nurses will likely continue as the virus spreads in the county, England said.

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