Combating coronavirus: VA orders hospitals to open to civilians in virus-stricken states


WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – The Department of Veterans Affairs is joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

“Not only to protect veterans but to help the American people,” Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Sunday.

Secretary Wilkie is opening VA hospitals to civilians to take some of the burden off hospitals on the front lines.

Secretary Wilkies’ order opens up hospitals in Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Massachusetts and Louisiana.

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