Denver, CO – Rocky Mountain Janitorial and Service Employees International Union Local 105 will work together to host a vaccine clinic to vaccinate all Rocky Mountain janitors who wish to receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Rocky Mountain Janitorial employees and members of SEIU Local 105 are a majority Latina immigrant women, who recent articles have shown that despite making up 20% of Colorado’s population, are disproportionately lacking access to vaccinations.
A second event will take place on June 4th so that those participating may receive their second dose, as well. Janitors have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic since its onset. Now, those employed by Rocky Mountain Janitorial will have the opportunity to ensure that themselves and their families are protected. This means that the janitors we all depend on to keep our facilities clean can go to work confidently protected, paving the way for Denver’s economy to safely reopen.
“I’ve worked as a janitor with Rocky Mountain for 6 years, and I’m so grateful for the fact that everyone can work together to make sure we’re safe,” said Yuliana Guerrero, an employee of Rocky Mountain Janitorial and member of SEIU Local 105. “I’m getting vaccinated to protect my family, my coworkers, and my community.”
Four hundred janitors, represented by SEIU Local 105, are employed by Rocky Mountain Janitorial, and all of them will be able to receive both doses through this cooperative effort. To ensure safety and proper procedure, the vaccinations will be administered in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.