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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Medical Director to Offer Clinical Update on COVID-19 Situation at Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon - 03/19/20

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is pleased to announce that COVID-19 testing has been completed on all 151 residents at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon. There are 14 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, and who are being cared for by dedicated staff members following established infectious disease prevention protocols and public health guidelines.

Dr. Rob Richardson, D.O., one of the medical directors at the Home, will be available by teleconference today to give media an update on the clinical status of the residents who are COVID-positive and answer questions about the care that is being provided at the Home. 

When: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19

Call-in Information: 866-377-3315. Participant Code: 7605314#

Dr. Richardson is a doctor of osteopathic medicine and has been in family practice for 40 years. He also works with Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and is an assistant professor at the Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest.

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