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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECheyenne VA temporarily closes all community clinics
CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Cheyenne Veteran Affairs Health Care System has announced that the Loveland, Ft. Collins, Sidney, and Rawlins Community Clinics will be temporarily closed, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, due to the COVID-19.
The providers and staff at each of the clinics have been converted to virtual care at this time and we recommend using telehealth (phone or video) for Veterans’ scheduled appointments. To help healthcare providers address the most urgent needs first, they ask that Veterans use one of the VA’s online tools for routine or non-urgent concerns:
Veterans desiring an appointment for urgent healthcare issues not related to Coronavirus should call their provider at 888-483-9127 or send a message through their My HealtheVet account.
Because this is a rapidly changing situation, the best way to get the most up-to-date facility information is to check the Cheyenne VA Medical Center’s website.
VA continues to strongly encourage Veterans, staff members and their families to take everyday precautions to protect against respiratory illnesses caused by COVID-19, the flu and the common cold.
Questions should be directed to the Cheyenne VA Healthcare System, Public Affairs Officer, Samuel House, 307-757-7320, or Samuel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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March 22, 2020
Veterans’ GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic
WASHINGTON – President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to takecourses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The law gives VA temporary authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies, allowing for continued payment of benefits even if the program has changed from resident training to online training.
Thanks to the law, GI Bill students will continue receiving the same monthly housing allowance payments they received for resident training until Dec. 21, or until the school resumes in-person classes.
In the wake of COVID-19, thousands of students nationwide have been converted to distance learning as many educational institutions are transitioning to technology-based lesson delivery.
"I commend President Trump and Congress for their work on this important law,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. "It will give Veteran students certainty as they continue their education.”
Students receiving GI Bill benefits are not required to take any action. Benefits will continue automatically. VA will work closely with schools to ensure enrollments are accurately certified and processed timely. Updates will be provided to students via direct email campaigns and social media regarding VA’s effort to implement these new changes.
Students with specific questions can contact the Education Call Center at: 888-442-4551 between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.
VFW Department of Wyoming
SPECIAL ORDER -#1- March 18, 2020
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the VFW Department of Wyoming is mandating the following.
First and foremost, follow your city, county and state emergency procedures, especially with respect to banning certain-sized gatherings and the closing of bars and restaurants. These restrictions DO apply to our VFW Posts.
All April District meetings are moved to May. All remaining March and all April Post meetings are cancelled. Elections will be held in May. The following events are NOT allowed until further notice:
1. Food service of any kind at the post or in the bar
2. Events that will create a large number of people in one place, such as dinners, karaoke, live bands, Queen of Hearts.
Although posts may keep their bars open until city, county and state guidance demands otherwise, please note that our Commander-in-Chief is recommending gatherings of no more than 10 people.
Please contact the Department if you have any questions.
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