Now What?“When will we go back to normal?” This is the question many schoolchildren are asking in New York, now that the rate of COVID infection and death plummets. Our choice is clearAs nurses, we put the health and well-being of our patients first every time we’re at the bedside. SAVING Mount Vernon Hospital Just weeks after COVID-19 peaked in Westchester County all signs indicated Montefiore Medical System was moving forward with plans to shutter Mount Vernon Hospital (MVH). Three hospitals moving to reusable respiratorsBrooklyn Breakthrough!For months, NYSNA has been pushing hospitals around the state to move to reusable respiratory protection, including powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) and elas With psych units closing, nurses speak outAt the height of the COVID surge, psych and detox units around the state were converted to treat COVID patients. They now sit empty as the surge has subsided.