The BART Police Department and other first responder agencies across Alameda County today participated in a salute to health care workers.
A caravan of more than 100 vehicles paraded through Oakland to honor health care workers at Highland Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. First responders decorated their vehicles and ran their sirens to show respect to the health care workers who are a critical part of the region’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
These local hospitals not only care for people on the BART system who suffer medical emergencies, but they also administer tests for COVID-19 to BART police. So far, no members of the BART Police Department have tested positive for the virus.