Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center Nurses to Hold Action at Shift Change to Protest Mask Reprocessing and the Growing Number of Kaiser Nurses Infected with COVID-19
To protest Kaiser’s implementation of dangerous mask decontamination processes, and to protest the coinciding increased number of Kaiser nurses infected with COVID-19, registered nurses and nurse practitioners at Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco 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 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 COVID-19. This is particularly dire at Kaiser South San Francisco, which has the highest rate of RNs infected with COVID-19 among all Kaiser hospitals in Northern California.
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 nurses infected with COVID-19
Where: Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center: 1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080 (Rally will be held near the main entrance of the hospital, close to the main entrance of the Orchid Center)
When: Friday May 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.