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VTH POSITION ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS DURING COVID

We at VTH are acutely aware of both the collective national need to gather to process the aftereffects of war, and also the very real threat that such gatherings have posed to the public health over the last two years.

With that in mind, our recommendations can be found below. However, each organizer must assess the particular needs and risks in their own community and come to a wise decision about whether such gatherings can safely be held.

We suggest that organizers plan Vets Town Halls, with the awareness that events might need to be postponed. Please keep a sharp eye on both local regulations and your community’s risk level. Although the emotional and psychological needs of veterans – and all Americans – are of paramount importance, those concerns must ultimately be balanced by our duty to protect each other from disease.

If you’re hosting a Vets Town Hall in a part of the country that is warm enough to gather outdoors, we strongly recommend outdoor rather than indoor events.

Organizers should follow all CDC guidelines and state and local regulations for running any kind of gathering, indoors or out.

(Last updated 11/22/21)

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