Press Release

Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center Nurses to Hold Action to Protest Mask Reprocessing and Growing Number of Nurses Infected with COVID-19

Kaiser Permanente Sacramento nurses hold rally

To protest Kaiser Permanente’s implementation of dangerous mask decontamination systems and to protest the coinciding increased number of Kaiser nurses infected with COVID-19, registered nurses and nurse practitioners at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center are holding an action and media availability at 8:00 a.m., May 8 during their shift change to describe current conditions and the risks of wearing used and reprocessed masks, announced the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/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 as there are no conclusive studies providing evidence that such used masks are safe and effective in the prevention of COVID-19. In addition, nurses are protesting the unsafe ratios of assigned PUI and COVID-19 positive patients.

  • Who: Registered 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 Permanente nurses infected with COVID-19
  • Where: Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center: 2025 Morse Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825
  • When: Friday, May 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.