(WTVO) – VetsRoll has decided to cancel this year’s trip to Washington DC due to the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19.
Cases of the disease are on the rise across the country.
VetsRoll is an organization that takes senior veterans on trips to the nation’s capital. “We have weighed the risks and will not subject our seniors and volunteers to the current level of risk posed by COVID-19,” the group said in a statement Friday.
“Our journey involves a group of people at considerable risk of serious illness from COVID-19. There are currently too many unknowns. In May, our medical staff may not be able to take time off work; quarantines are still very possible; hospital rooms may not be available; venue and hotel COVID policies may be untenable; connecting flights may not be possible and supplies may not be available at the time of travel,” the statement continued.
VetsRoll plans to resume the annual trip in 2023.