(Portland, OR) -- The Oregon Nurses Association is critical of Governor Kate Brown's response to the rising number of respiratory virus cases at hospitals. The Governor issued an executive order that gives hospitals more flexibility to adjust staffing levels and use volunteer nurses and doctors. The Oregon Health Authority can spend 25-million dollars on traveling nurses. ONA says the Governor's action is embarrassingly late. It also says the money for temporary nurses will go to hospitals that already have large cash reserves and will give hospitals a reason to ignore the state's new nurse staffing law.