Impact of COVID-19 on Occupational Injuries and lllnesses Among Nursing Care Facility Workers: Analysis of California Workers’ Compensation Data, 2019–2021

Authors: Soo-Jeong Lee, RN, PhD | Younghee Yun, RN, PhD | Jeehyun Hwang, RN, PhD | Soson Jong RN, PhD

Topics: COVID-19, Long-Term Care, Staffing

Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

October 18, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic had a great impact on health care workers by increasing workload and leading to burnout. The stress for workers may have also led to an increase in the risk of occupational injuries.

This article assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on occupational injury or illnesses among nursing care facility workers.

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