Press Release

University of California, Irvine Medical Center Nurses to Hold Action at Shift Change to Demand Protections when Treating Patients with COVID-19

nurses holding signs

Orange, CA – To protest the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers during this COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at UCI Medical Center are holding an action and media availability during their shift change to describe current conditions and the need for more N95 respirators and other protective gear required to safely treat COVID-19 patients, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing nurses’ union representing 150,000 registered nurses across the country.

Who: Marlene Tucay RN; Shella Soriano RN; and other registered nurses and members of National Nurses United

What: Action and RN media availability to speak out against lack of PPE and other protections for frontline health care workers

Where: UCI Health Douglas Hospital, 101 The City Drive South, Building 1, Orange, CA, 92868

When: Friday, April 3, 12:30 p.m.