Las Vegas-area health care professionals react to staffing shortage, CDC guidelines

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Valley health care workers are feeling more pressure with less staff.

FOX5 spoke with Nicole Taylor, a registered nurse from MountainView Hospital and chief nurse representative for National Nurses United, about current concerns.

Taylor said hospitals have been short staffed for two years, but the situation is intensifying with the number of nurses that are calling out sick.

On top of call-outs, the CDC shortened the amount of time health care professionals who were infected with COVID-19 can quarantine before they return to work.