Cleveland Nursing Home Workers Hold Solidarity Event at Cityview Nursing Home

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Workers will gather to hold ribbons while sharing their experiences and working conditions amid the COVID19 pandemic.

Staff Contact: Samara Knight – (216) 246-8772
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Nursing home workers with Cityview Nursing and Rehabilitation will gather on Wednesday, December 16th from 11AM to 1PM in remembrance and to share their experiences amid the COVID19 pandemic. The event will follow protocols for COVID19.

WHAT: Event With Frontline Nursing Home Workers in Cleveland, Ohio
WHERE: Cityview Nursing Home at 6606 Carnegie Avenue
WHEN: Wednesday, December 16th from 11AM to 1PM

“This pandemic has had a dramatic impact on these frontline workers. Workers have always struggled in the nursing home industry with low wages and short staffing,” said Samara Knight, an Executive Vice President with SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH. “These workers have heroically worked through this crisis. It’s critical that they have a voice,” continued Knight. “We haven’t beaten the pandemic yet but it has to be a call to action to improve this industry. In the meantime, nursing home workers need hazard pay for the work they are doing,” concluded Knight.    

To date, Ohio Department of Health data shows that 30,219 nursing home residents have contracted COVID19, in addition to 20,822 nursing home workers. Currently, as of December 11th, Ohio Department of Health data shows that 4,689 nursing home residents and 3,082 nursing home workers have active COVID19.

At Cityview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ohio Department of Health data states that as of December 11th, 16 nursing home residents and 14 nursing home workers have contracted COVID19 since April 15th. As reported by the Columbus Dispatch on December 10th, in Ohio, 4,074 people have lost their lives in nursing homes and long-term care facilities since the start of the pandemic.

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