COVID-19 Daily Update: April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Daily Update: April 22, 2020

TOMORROW — FACEBOOK LIVE: When and How Should California Reopen?

As healthcare workers we have a huge stake in ensuring that our state reopens under a timetable and plan that minimize infections and deaths. Join our Facebook Live session TOMORROW, Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. 

We’ll hear from Kaiser Permanente Chief Community Health Officer Dr. Bechara Choucair and frontline caregivers about the pathway to lifting stay-at-home orders safely and smartly.

Take a few seconds now to weigh in on this poll about when California should lift our stay-at-home orders — your input will help guide our conversation tomorrow!

ALERT: Priority Shopping Hours for Healthcare Workers

A number of supermarkets are giving us healthcare workers priority shopping access because of our critical role in fighting this pandemic. Click here to see participating stores and priority access hours.

ATTENTION KAISER MEMBERS — Temporary Housing Available

Kaiser members have negotiated a strong temporary housing benefit: hotel lodging for those of us working at least 20 hours per week (including per diems) who have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are working long shifts. Click here to learn more about this benefit and how to apply.


There are a variety of temporary, low-cost and no-cost housing options available to those of us committed to protecting our loved ones from infection by self-isolating between shifts. Click here to learn more about these programs and how to apply.

LA TIMES: Lack of Hospital Transparency about Worker Infections

This L.A. Times investigation exposes hospitals’ dodginess about infections among the healthcare workforce. If you have concerns about infections and transparency at your hospital, use our surge checklist to demand the proper safety measures — and contact your SEIU-UHW steward or rep for support.