Congresswoman Elaine Luria Meets with Hampton VA Medical Center Leadership to Speak About COVID-19 Response

March 20, 2020
Press Release

HAMPTON, VA – Yesterday, Congresswoman Elaine Luria visited the Hampton VA Medical Center to discuss the facility’s preparations to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Congresswoman Luria met with Director David Collins and medical staff to learn about the challenges that providers face and what Congress can do to help our local health care providers. They covered topics ranging from the availability of medical and protective equipment to COVID-19 testing. At the end of her visit, the Congresswoman held a conference where she spoke about the facility’s new security protocols, their preparations, and how Congress is reacting. 

“It was a pleasure to meet with Director Collins to learn how we can provide our veterans with the best possible care as we face this unprecedented public health emergency,” said Congresswoman Luria. “Today, I leave the Hampton VA Medical Center encouraged by their planning and procedures to combat this global pandemic. I will continue to work with Director Collins to ensure that Congress provides the VA with the resources needed to execute its mission.”

Congresswoman Luria has a productive conversation with Director Collins and medical professionals.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congresswoman Luria has been actively engaging with officials from the Southside, Peninsula, and Eastern Shore to assess our community’s needs during this crisis. She has discussed COVID-19 response efforts with medical officials, school system officials, food bank leadership, and more.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.