U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine urged four VA medical centers to expend every effort to ensure that veterans and the health providers who care for them are safe amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

In letters to the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, the Salem VA Medical Center, the Hampton VA Medical Center, and the Washington DC VA Medical Center, the senators asked for more information on each facility’s efforts to address the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the health of VA employees.

“Many of Virginia’s veterans are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 due to age and underlying health conditions,” wrote the senators, who have heard from veterans and VA employees concerned about the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on VA medical centers. “As the Commonwealth of Virginia and the federal government respond to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and around the world, we urge the VA to expend every effort to ensure that veterans will be appropriately cared for during the outbreak of this deadly disease, and to seek further assistance when required.”