Oakland Kaiser Permanente tells workers to stay indoors for lunch as crime surges

Kaiser Permanente advised employees in its downtown Oakland, California, location to stay inside during breaks in the wake of the city’s recent crime surges.

The city’s largest private employer issued a memo that warned employers not to walk to lunch and instead get food delivered after a series of employee robberies. The memo also advised employees who do not work at the Oakland location to conduct remote meetings or have them somewhere else.  

“Those recommendations remain in place for now. Kaiser Permanente is committed to ensuring the safety and security of our employees and physicians across all of our locations,” the company said in a statement to Fox KTVU. 

In 2023, violent crime in the city is up 21%, and burglary is up 23% since 2022, according to the Oakland Police Department Read more…

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