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Co-workers and Family Hold Vigil to Remember Hospital Worker Who Died From COVID-19

Rosa Luna worked for Riverside Community Hospital for 25-years. She was a housekeeper in the Environmental Unit cleaning rooms of COVID positive patients. 67-year old Luna tested positive for coronavirus at the beginning of May and died four days later.

Co-workers gather outside of Riverside Community Hospital to remember their colleague Rosa Luna who died from COVID-19 PHOTO: Shaun Ochsner/INLANDNEWS

Family, friends and co-workers gathered outside of the hospital to remember her. Her daughter says Luna took every precaution she could, removing her clothes when she got home and showering.

Rosa Luna’s daughter Dora Reaza speaks to the media at the vigil. PHOTO: Shaun Ochsner/INLANDNEWS

The hospital union says Riverside Community Hospital has not provided their workers with enough personal protective equipment and they want executives at the hospital to do more. Nurses held a rally at the same hospital just a few weeks bringing attention to their working conditions and lack of PPE. The hospital has only responded by saying they are following all of the CDC guidelines.

A co-worker holds up a photo of her colleague, Rosa Luna who died from COVID-19. PHOTO: Shaun Ochsner/INLANDNEWS

Meantime, Luna was remembered as gentle, caring woman who worked hard to provide for her family. Everyone who knew her is devastated by her loss.