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Nurses seeking to resolve stalled contract talks went on strike at hospitals in New Rochelle and Albany on Tuesday as COVID-19 hospitalizations rose across New York state.

Around 200 healthcare workers at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital will strike for two days to demand the hospital to provide adequate protective equipment, ventilation, testing and other safety protocols to ensure the safety of staff and patients as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, according to the New York State Nurses Association.

The union that represents more than 42,000 members in the state says conditions in the hospital on Monday was “worrisome” because Montefiore started to relocate patients just a day before the strike is set to take place.

Nurses say they’re scared for the patients as well as employees, some of whom contracted COVID-19 and one has died from the virus.

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