lasalle vetshome 111820SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) is convening the Illinois State Senate’s Veterans Affairs Committee to examine the handling of the COVID-19 spread at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m.

“Our goal is to help provide transparency and insight into precautions taken by the state to keep veterans at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home healthy and safe,” Cullerton said. “It is our duty to work together to ensure our veterans have the best possible care.”

This week the LaSalle facility informed the residents, families and staff at the home that since the beginning of the crisis, the home has had a total of 98 positive residents and 93 positive employees. The letter also reported that 23 veterans have passed away due to COVID-19.

The LaSalle Veterans’ Home can provide care for up to 184 veterans, according to the agency’s website, and the facility currently has 121 residents and 230 active employees.

Cullerton, a veteran himself, is looking forward to this public conversation and taking a deeper dive into the work the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the facility are doing to serve veterans and loved ones at the home.

The virtual hearing can be viewed here: https://ilga.gov/senateaudvid.asp#. Blue Room Stream, a subscription-based service, will also stream the hearing.

 

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