First responders, officials pay tribute to Southern California nurses amid COVID-19 pandemic

First responders are teaming up to honor nurses with two separate motorcades outside of Cedars Sinai for both daytime and nighttime nurses.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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National Nurses Day is on Wednesday, which marks the beginning of National Nurses Week -- and in Southern California, nurses were being honored for their everyday role, and the critical part they play in the battle against COVID-19.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- National Nurses Day is on Wednesday, which marks the beginning of National Nurses Week -- and in Southern California, nurses were being honored for their everyday role, and the critical part they play in the battle against COVID-19.

First responders from the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department and other agencies drove a motorcade outside of Cedars-Sinai Wednesday morning.

Local first responders teamed up and planned to pay tribute to nurses with two separate motorcades outside of Cedars-Sinai, ensuring both the daytime and night time nurses are recognized.

On Wednesday morning, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was joined by actor Mark Wahlberg at Children's Hospital Los Angeles where they honored nurses and handed out 600 meals.

There will be special events across the Southland to honor nurses, including first responder motorcades in Huntington Park and West Hollywood. There will also be a drive-by parade by the LAPD in Boyle Heights.

LA County officials announce some businesses, public spaces can reopen with safety precautions