The safest path to ‘normal’

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We’re all eager to get back to “normal” life, but in order for as many DAV chapters as possible to reopen, we all must remain steadfastly dedicated to safety.

DAV chapters are permitted to reopen as long as they can meet state, local, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Of course, it’s also important that chapter leaders and members feel comfortable doing so. To learn the most up-to-date CDC guidelines in your area, call 1-800-232-4636 or visit

DAV encourages members to continue to take precautions against the virus, such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and use of hand sanitizer.

The longer an exhausting and difficult set of circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on, the easier it becomes for individuals to let their guard down. It’s our belief that veterans are uniquely qualified to see this mission through and understand its importance. We have all known hardship and persevered while in service, and we know you will not take these measures lightly.

With COVID-19 vaccinations continuing to be administered throughout the country, now is not the time to let up, but rather to be sure we’re still taking precautions to protect those who may still be at risk.

After all, due to their service-connected injuries and illnesses, many of the veterans who fill our ranks are more vulnerable to this virus than our civilian counterparts. As leaders, we must thoughtfully balance the needs of those we assist with the safety of our staff and volunteers, as well as all others living in our communities.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our membership department via email at

It is impossible to forecast every conceivable consequence of this global pandemic, so please stay informed through and our social networks for more information as it becomes available.

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