La Salle Veterans Home is facing a second outbreak of coronavirus. A letter was issued Friday from Administrator Angela Mehlbrech to residents and families.
In it, Mehlbrech said the facility has 48 positive residents and 12 positive employees. We are following the latest medical guidance and will work with health officials regarding any possible quarantines. While additional testing is conducted, all visitation is suspended.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger who serves in the military expressed deep concern about the outbreak. He added that we must do all that we can to mitigate risks, especially with our most vulnerable. My office will continue to support our VA community as we navigate this crisis together.