November 28, 2021


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Unique Legislative Committee on Holyoke Soldiers’ House deaths satisfies Tuesday

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BOSTON — Trustees of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Household and other condition officials will testify Tuesday in advance of a unique Legislative committee investigating COVID-19 deaths at the facility.


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The committee is charged with investigating the coronavirus outbreak at the facility, which killed 76 veterans in the early phases of the pandemic last spring. The committee is scheduled to release a report on March 31 on the causes of the outbreak and its tips for enhancements.

Point out Sen. Walter Timilty, D-Milton, who is co-chairman of the committee on the Soldiers’ Dwelling outbreak, claimed the reason of the investigation is to ensure that a tragedy like this never ever comes about all over again.

“Our veterans are worthy of the really finest,” Timilty stated. “The solutions that these hearings enjoy will assist us to enhance the high-quality of care for our courageous veterans heading forward.”

The hearing, the sixth held by the committee, will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The co-chairwoman of the committee is Point out Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, D-Methuen.

This post initially appeared on The Patriot Ledger: Unique Legislative Committee on Holyoke Soldiers’ Residence deaths satisfies Tuesday

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