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20-023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020 VA Releases COVID-19 Response Plan WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made public, March 27, the COVID-19 Response Plan it is executing within its medical facilities to protect Veterans, their families and staff. VA deems the plan a valuable tool that’s useful for the nationwide medical community. The “For Official Use Only” designation has been removed from the plan, making it publicly available. This access
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COVID-19 Action Plan for Blind Rehabilitation Centers Purpose: To provide clear communication to the 13 VHA Inpatient Blind Rehabilitation Centers (BRCs) regarding current and pending admissions.   Action:  Effective immediately and until further notice, all VA BRCs will suspend and postpone admitting patients in order limit COVID-19 exposure risk for Veterans being treated in and traveling to / from these facilities.  Veterans who are currently inpatients in a BRC will be evaluated and managed for
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Veterans Health Administration Fact Sheet — COVID-19 The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal agencies to monitor and respond to the current outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. VHA is operating in accordance with CDC guidance and actively participating in response efforts in local communities to address the outbreak. Help Us Spread
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Georgia Blinded Vet A True Spark of Light in the Darkness Thanks to the leadership of Elizabeth Holmes, currently the organization’s National Treasurer and previously the president of the Columbus Chapter of the Georgia Regional Group, the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has been a shining light wherever Liz sees fit to offer her time, energy, and expertise in service to her community and her fellow blinded veterans. Liz herself brightens the lives of others as
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Goldsmith’s Spirit of Adventure Lights Up the Darkness Despite having lost most of his sight, Darryl Goldsmith of Pensacola, Florida, lights up the darkness in his own life through an adventuresome spirit and a constant drive to engage in new pursuits. His exciting adventures require a modest bit of risk taking but eliminate all possibility of boredom.   As a legally blind veteran, Darryl similarly lights up the darkness for others who witness this unique zest
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Lighting Up the Darkness for 90-Year-Old Native of Bronx Enrique Sanchez of The Bronx, New York is still one more veteran with vision loss who is constantly seeking and discovering new ways to “Light Up the Darkness,” the theme for the Blinded Veterans Association’s 2nd annual Charity Concert at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, on March 28. The special event on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College marks,
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