brandy1017, ASN, RN 2,722 Posts Specializes in Critical Care. Jan 16, 2021 On 1/12/2021 at 8:58 AM, DK123 said: Of course. But lots of these frontline workers went LOA during the worse time. When the cases started going up in our home the workers kept calling in "sick" and eventually went on LOA> so why would they work during a regular outbreak then? if thats the case then they should go LOA every Winter/Spring when there is a flue outbreak. You don't know the reasons for their approved LOA. If they were sick before than most likely they had health problems related to Corona. I don't know the situation where you work, but many places including mine didn't have adequate PPE and nurses were put in danger because of that! At my workplace many have gotten Corona since this started and a couple have been hospitalized. But hundreds of healthcare workers have died since this started mostly due to the lack of PPE! Sadly I just read an RT died from Corona after working tons of OT to help out. She was high risk due to several health problems. She left behind her husband, children and grandchildren, but she was very dedicated and went above and beyond when her employer would call she would pick up extra hours. I wonder if she had cut back her hours if she would still be alive since they believe total virus load exposure determines your risk of Corona. We are at risk, but some of us are at high risk for a bad outcome and have to make the decision whether to continue working or not. I don't think there is any shame in putting yourself and your family first, especially when dealing with unsafe staffing and lack of PPE!