The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Monday that 20 of its facilities will reopen for select health care services “while ensuring a safe environment.”

Safety measures outlined in the agency’s press release include rigorous COVID-19 testing, social distancing and wearing of PPE in all facilities. The VA also said it will continue to offer telehealth options to treat the veteran community.

“The safety of Veterans and staff is the highest priority when we consider how we provide health care services and procedures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA will take into account guidance from various agencies including federal, state and local government as we gradually expand health care services.”

Refer to the department’s memo for a full list of the VA lead sites which have reopened.

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