Paralyzed Veterans of America is committed to the health and well-being of our members, caregivers, staff, community and all veterans.
By PVA National Staff
Dr. Stephen Yerkovich, Chief of Medical Services at PVA, wants you to be aware that COVID-19 is a serious health risk to society, especially older adults and people with serious medical conditions such as spinal cord injury/disease, lung disease, heart disease, and diabetes.
On March 16th, the White House developed a 15 Days to Slow the Spread initiative. All individuals are encouraged to practice social distancing. This effort can help slow the spread of the COVID-19. PVA wants our veterans, staff, and everyone in our communities to stay safe! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidelines for prevention that include:
- Keep space between yourself and others. Avoid crowds.
- Avoid touching surfaces in public places as much as possible.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid all non-essential air and mass transit travel. Avoid all cruise travel.
- Stay home as much as possible.
Please visit PVA’s COVID-19 Resource page to learn more about how to connect with PVA during these unprecedented times.
On this page, you will find a video message from PVA Executive Director Carl Blake and updated information about connecting with PVA service officers and accessing the SCI/D System of Care under these unique circumstances.
As we receive updated information, we will continue to post it on https://pva.org/covid-19/
So, check back often for updates.
Additional information on COVID-19 and CDC-recommended precautions is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.