Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) pressed Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs director Linda Chapa LaVia for answers about the COVID-19 outbreak at LaSalle Veterans Home on Tuesday.

An early assessment of the deadly outbreak of COVID-19 at the LaSalle Veterans Home found the facility had been using the wrong hand sanitizer, employees were lax on mask use, some staff members who tested positive for the virus continued to work due to staff shortages and some workers may have attended a Halloween party.

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