VetsRoll 2022 trip to Washington DC canceled due to COVID-19

(WTVO) — VetsRoll has decided to cancel this year’s trip to Washington DC due to the spread of the ommicron variant of COVID-19.

Cases of the disease are increasing nationwide.

VetsRoll is an organization that takes senior veterans on a trip to the nation’s capital. “We have weighed the risks and we will not subject our seniors and volunteers to the current level of risk from COVID-19,” the group said in a statement on Friday.

“Our journey involves a group of people who are at significant risk of serious illness from COVID-19. There are too many unknowns right now. Our medical staff may not be able to get time off work in May; quarantines are still very possible; hospital rooms may not be available; location and hotel COVID policy may be unsustainable; connecting flights may not be possible and supplies may not be available by the time of travel,” the statement continued.

VetsRoll plans to resume the annual trip in 2023.

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