Press Release

UCLA Ronald Reagan nurses to hold candlelight vigil at shift change to demand COVID-19 protections for nurses everywhere

nurses holding signs

To celebrate the steps that have been made at UCLA Ronald Regan Medical Center in protecting nurses’ health and safety during COVID-19, and to call on further action from the federal government, nurses are holding a candlelight vigil during their shift change this evening, announced the California Nurses Assocation (CNA). Nurses will describe recent improvements that nurses have won at UCLA and demand further improvements for nurses everywhere.

In the last week, UCLA nurses say they have won greater access to personal protective equipment (PPE) for all nurses, and other benefits for nurses who care for COVID-19 patients. Nurses at UCLA will be holding a candle light vigil to show solidarity and support for nurses across the nation and to demand stronger leadership from the federal government in protecting the health and safety of all healthcare workers and their patients.

Who: David Yamada, RN; Emily Carrera, RN; Estevla Villegas, RN; and other RN members of CNA
What: Candlelight vigil and RN media availability
When: Monday, March 30, 2020 from 7:30pm-8:30pm
Where: UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
(Nurses will meet in front of the Medical Center/Valet area on Westwood Plaza. Media will need to park on LeConte & Westwood or in the UCLA Public Parking on Gayley Ave and Charles E. Young Drive).