COVID-19 Resources: Latest News and Member Updates

November 20: COVID-19 Update: A Message from President Denise Duncan, RN

As we look at the rising number of COVID-19 cases in recent days, and the strain already placed on our country’s health workers and health care systems, we have to stick together.

August 26: Unions Negotiate Extended KP COVID Childcare Benefit

Kaiser Permanente has agreed to reinstate the childcare benefit effective August 17 through December 19, 2020, with a benefit of up to $200 per week.

July 9: KP employee benefit reinstatement

Kaiser Permanente has reinstated the enhanced leave benefit for COVID-19 positive employees, retroactive to June 14, 2020. The benefit, which will run until September 30, 2020.

April 10: COVID-19 Update: A Message from President Denise Duncan, RN

This week we all braced for it: the reported peak in COVID-19 cases. We are here, still in the middle of this crisis. That’s the reality.

March 31: Stay the HEALTH Home: Fight the Spread of COVID-19

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March 30: Proper Donning and Doffing of PPE Video 

Take a moment to view the proper way to don and doff PPE according to CDC guidelines.

March 27: Tell the White House to Activate the Defense Production Act

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March 27: COVID-19 Update: A Message from President Denise Duncan, RN

At UNAC/UHCP, we know the best way to show leadership is to be strategic and innovative, and work with our friends, allies and employers—not against the public good. So, we looked to solution-driven responses. One of the actions we took got the hospital CEOs of California hospitals to agree to postpone all unnecessary surgeries and show us absolute transparency on the availability of equipment in the facilities where you work.

March 26: COVID-19 Prevention Tips

Take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

March 21: UNAC/UHCP Presses California Hospital CEOs on Steps to End PPE Shortages

On March 21, 2020: UNAC/UHCP, on behalf of our 32,000 registered nurses and healthcare professionals, called for an end to the severe PPE shortages that are affecting us as caregivers and our patients. Here is our letter to the California Hospital Association.

March 19: COVID-19 Update: A Message from President Denise Duncan, RN

Last night, one of our members wrote to me regarding her fears and concerns. Here are my comments to her. I hope this is helpful to our 32,000 RNs and health care professionals who are showing up every day to care for patients.

March 18: SPNN President Jay O’Brien Addresses Equipment Concerns on San Diego’s Channel 10






March 16: COVID-19 UNAC/UHCP Member Update

As health care professionals and citizens, we have never experienced this level of impact on our work, economy, food supply, not to mention a complete change in our ability to socialize in the community. We are all concerned about our families, communities and patients.

March 12: COVID-19 UNAC/UHCP Member Update

First off, we want to thank all our members for your hard work. We know that you are showing up to deliver compassionate care for your patients during this difficult time.

March 5: COVID-19 UNAC/UHCP Member Update

As UNAC/UHCP state officers, we have been tracking your calls and talking with our team about the COVID-19 outbreak. In response to questions we’ve been getting we’ve had several conference calls and have asked Staff Representative Larry Rick, PA, to be our point person and content expert around this issue.

March 3: SPNN Member Andrea Muir Addresses Concerns on San Diego’s Channel 7 News






February 2: What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus public health story continues to rapidly evolve, UNAC/UHCP is monitoring reports and urges our members and the general public to choose caution over panic.

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