Press Release

Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center Nurses to Hold Action to Demand Protections When Treating Patients with COVID-19

Nurse holds "Protect Nurses" signs

To protest the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers during this COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center are holding an action during their shift change at 3:00 p.m., May 5 to describe current conditions and the need for more new, not “decontaminated,” N95 respirators and other PPE required to safely treat COVID-19 patients, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing nurses’ union representing more than 150,000 registered nurses across the country.

Kaiser RNs on the frontlines deserve PPE; they also deserve transparency from their employer about vital information so they are fully protected.

  • Who: Harjit Sandu, Inpatient Med-Tele RN; and other nurses and members of California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • What: Action and RN media availability to speak out about the lack of PPE and other protections for frontline health care workers 
  • Where: Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center: 901 Nevin Ave., Richmond, CA 94801
  • When: Tuesday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m.

If you are interested in sending a camera crew to the press conference or in learning more about the situation at Kaiser Richmond, registered nurses will be available for the press.