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COVID-19 TASK FORCE


  • 31 January 2021 11:00 PM | Anonymous

    Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California Position Statement: The Filipino American Nurses disproportionately affected by COVID 19 pandemic Jan 30, 2021

    Background:The Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California (PNANC) was founded in 1959 by a group of nurses to help newly immigrated nurses from the Philippines. PNANC has 102 members with more than 50 % working as frontline nurses in areas such as ER, ICU, Medical-Surgical, Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities. Since the beginning of the pandemic, PNANC focused on finding ways to keep frontline nurses safe by donating personal protective equipment. PNANC raised funds and donated 6709 masks to 31 facilities in the Bay Area in April and May 2020 and donated 400 face shields to 9 facilities in September and October 2020. In March 2020, PNANC initiated the Prayer Warriors who recite the rosary and novenas every day to assist with spiritual wellness. Participation in the prayer group is open to all PNA members. A Peer-to-Peer support group was established by PNANC in August 2020 to help with mental health issues during this pandemic. In November 2020, PNANC sponsored a webinar by Father Gerard Timoner, Master Order of the Preachers on the spiritual health and healing for nurses.

    There have been numerous reports that COVID 19 has taken a devastating toll on Filipino American Nurses including the November 24, 2020 CNN report which stated that nearly a third of the nurses who have died of coronavirus in the US are Filipino. (https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/health/filipino-nurse-deaths/index.html) The key findings by the National Nurses United Sept 2020 report in Sins of Omission commented that 67 (31.5 percent) of the 213 registered nurses who have died of COVID-19 and related complications are Filipino. More than half of registered nurses of color who have died to date have been Filipino (54.0 percent). (https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/sites/default/files/nnu/graphics/documents/0920_Covid19_SinsOfOmission_Data_Report.pdf)

    Statements of position:

    1. PNANC believe that Filipino nurses are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 because the majority of Filipino American colleagues provide direct care to very sick COVID-19 patients in Acute Care Hospitals and Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care facilities. 
    2. PNANC support the National Nurses United to demand employers to provide proper staffing, training, personal protective equipment, education and communication from their employers or isolation rooms they need to safely care for COVID-19 patients. 
    3. PNANC urge employers to provide timely COVID-19 testing to Filipino American Nurses with documented exposure. 
    4. PNANC urge employers to provide emotional and spiritual support to Filipino American Nurses. 
    5. PNA Northern California urge employers to provide alternative housing for quarantine after workplace COVID-19 exposure.

    Prepared by:

    Emily Danuco, RN, BSN

    President 2020-2022

    PNA Northern CA

  • 23 September 2020 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    Honey Baked Ham: Current Raised $98 as of 9/28/20 https://honeybakedfundraising.com//fundraisers/Covid_19_Fundraiser_for_Frontline_Nurses

    Virtual Auction Sept.15-Oct.15

    https://youtu.be/QAsJXc1vQgs

    Piggy Bank Fund: $50 as of 9/23/20

    Cash Donations: Current Raised $ 320 

  • 20 September 2020 11:07 PM | Anonymous

    Our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors whose support propels our projects to life:

    Roger Bueno Laarni San Juan

    Pureza Belza Luis Viloria

    Lirio Bermudez Lilia Navarro

    Marionnette Huqueriza

    Cherina Tinio

    Tess Estrin

    Araceli Antonio

    Kathy Yago

    Daisy Foundation

  • 20 September 2020 10:54 PM | Anonymous

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    Upcoming recipients for face shields: Alameda County

    Medical Hill SNF, Pleasanton SNF, Princeton SNF, Garfield SNF


  • 18 September 2020 10:22 PM | Anonymous

    Members of this project are: Eva Naredo, Tess Estrin, Cherina Tinio, Mila Josue, Araceli Antonio, Fe de Jesus.

    Goal of this project is to provide face shields ( PPE) to frontline nurses working in SNF and acute hospitals with the highest number of Covid 19 patients. So far the group has donated 210 face shields.

    Face shield projects in action.

    Seton Hospital Covid Unit

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  • 17 September 2020 11:14 PM | Anonymous

    One more photo!

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  • 17 September 2020 10:16 PM | Anonymous

    Composed of members of the PNANC as well as other PNAA chapters, the Rosary prayer Warriors meet through Zoom, Monday-Friday at 7 pm, Saturday-Sunday at 6pm. The group provides spiritual support by praying the rosary as well as other pertinent prayers for all frontline nurses, all those who are sick or tested positive for Covid19, those who are at high risk for contracting Covid 19, and those who have died of the virus. 

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  • 12 September 2020 12:37 AM | Anonymous

    The PNANC Covid Task Force Ad Hoc Committee was started in June, 2020 as a group that would plan and implement projects that will meet the identified needs of frontline members and non members related to the Covid 19 pandemic.

    The following are the currents projects of the Task Force:

    1. Covid Pandemic Survey of members

    2. Rosary Prayer Warrior group for spiritual support

    3. Rosary Beads Donation for spiritual support

    4. Face Shields Donation for frontline nurses

    5. Covid 19 Support Group for emotional support

    6. Food for frontline Nurses

    Members of the Task Force:

    Chairpersons: Tess Estrin and Cherina Tinio

    Members: Araceli Antonio, Roger Bueno, Pureza Belza, Emily Danuco, Fe de Jesus, Alicia Fortaleza, Mila Josue, Joseph Mojares, Eva Naredo, 


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