COVID-19 National AMVETS update

Yesterday, AMVETS National Executive Director Joe Chenelly took part in a 30-minute call with President Trump and VA Secretary Wilkie, where he was able to ask two questions pertaining to the administration's efforts in the COVID19 pandemic, specifically concerning veterans: https://twitter.com/jchenelly/status/1241456066803773442 That evening Joe hosted a Facebook Live updating veterans and their families regarding what happened during the call, VA/Administration efforts, and what AMVETS across the nation can do and are doing during the pandemic: https://www.facebook.com/watchparty/855421408235721/?entry_source=FEED The latest article AMVETS is quoted in comes from ConnectingVets.com and is

COVID-19 Meeting guidance from Commander Jan C. Brown

Attention AMVETS Post and Department Commanders: At this time, most or all posts nationwide have been closed by state or local government directives. All posts should comply with those directives. Federal government directives now state no meeting of 10 or more people should be conducted until further notice, which will be based on public health guidance. A number of posts and departments have already canceled meetings or will need to cancel/postpone scheduled meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is understood that those meetings were needed to conduct official business. We do not want these cancellations to leave you in bad positions. The guidance in this memo was created with

COVID-19 procedures at Ohio's VA facilities

ALL VBA regional offices The health and welfare of the more than 24,000 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees is a primary thought in my mind as we, as a nation, face challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health of the VBA family – including your loved ones – is at the very top of my list of priorities. With that in mind, as well as the safety of our Veteran population, regional offices will be closed to the public until further notice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services have urged every American to take simple precautions to reduce the spread of the virus. These precautions include covering your sneezes and co

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