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Webmaster Comments 20.03.25

March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create changes in our lives. Emergency proclamations mandate “stay-at-home” orders, social distancing, and restrictions on public gatherings.

Normal life here has come to a screeching halt. The 10-person limitation on public gatherings had a sad impact over the weekend.

A retired co-worker’s funeral service was held. Many friends chose not to attend because of COVID-19. A co-worker who did not attend because of age and underlining medical conditions. In an email, she said, “The reasons we go to funerals is to console the family by shaking hands and hugging, two things we definitely are not supposed to do.” These are challenging times.

Among the onslaught of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following articles are of interest to Retiree News readers.

– VA invites retired medical personnel back to work. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved a request from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), March 19, to waive a section of federal law that governs retired VA workers. Continue reading

– What COVID-19 Means for People With Diabetes. People with diabetes are at a greater risk of being affected if they contract the coronavirus. That’s where social distancing, handwashing, and avoiding nonessential travel becomes critical. Continue reading

– Guard Leaders Battle Misinformation as Guardsmen Take on Coronavirus. Governors and adjutants general across several states have had to shoot down rumors of statewide and nationwide quarantines, martial law and other conspiracy theories since the novel coronavirus began spreading throughout the country. Continue reading

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