U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined more than 30 Democratic colleagues to press the administration’s Coronavirus Task Force on its plans to help seniors and disabled individuals during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Virginia lawmakers wrote three letters to top officials about the safety of people living in nursing homes, about critical services including delivered meals and home care for seniors at home, and ensuring such people—including the deaf and those with limited English proficiency—get up-to-date, accurate information about the crisis.
“As this pandemic continues to spread, the health of seniors and individuals with disabilities is increasingly at risk,” Warner and Kaine said in a statement Tuesday. “It’s crucial that the administration address the growing threat to our most vulnerable communities.”