Press Release

Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center Nurses to Hold Action at Shift Change to Protest Mask Reprocessing and the Growing Number of Kaiser Nurses Infected with COVID19

Nurses rally outside medical center

To protest Kaiser’s implementation of dangerous mask decontamination systems, and to protest the coinciding increased number of Kaiser nurses infected with COVID19, registered nurses and nurse practitioners at Kaiser Permanente Manteca, Modesto and Stockton are holding an action and media availability at 6:30, May 8 during their shift change to describe current conditions and the risks of wearing used and reprocessed masks, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing nurses’ union representing 150,000 registered nurses across the country. Kaiser nurses are greatly concerned for their safety and that of their patients, since there are no conclusive studies that evidence such used masks are safe and effective in the prevention of COVID19. 

Who: Register nurses and other members of California Nurses Association/National Nurses United 
What: Action and RN media availability to speak out against mask reprocessing and the growing number of Kaiser nurses infected with COVID19  
Where: Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center: 1777 W Yosemite Ave, Manteca, CA 95337
When: Friday, May 8 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.