VA expands funding for emergency response for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic
19 residents of the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home have recovered from COVID-19. Unfortunately, 13 COVID-19 positive residents have passed away as of June 26.
William E. Christoffersen, a lifelong advocate for veterans in Utah, passed away earlier this week at the Salt Lake Veterans Home that bears his name.
On Thursday, June 4, Avalon Health Care confirmed that a total of 51 residents at the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home have tested positive for the virus as of May 18.
As of May 27, a cumulative total of 41 residents and 17 Avalon Health Care employees tested positive for COVID-19 at the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home.
The Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs issued the following statement by executive director Gary Harter on the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home.
Governor Gary R. Herbert issued a declaration humbly honoring the men and women who made died while in defense of the United States of America and acknowledged the sacrifice made by families left behind.
The department shared the ways Utahns may pay tribute to the fallen in this time of social distancing.
Happiness for Heroes invites community members to share messages of gratitude and support to the more than 400 residents at the state’s Veterans homes in Ogden, Salt Lake City, Payson and Ivins.