The TAPS Daily - June 5, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. WHO changes COVID-19 mask guidance: Wear one if you can't keep your distance
    (NBC News)
    The World Health Organization is broadening its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic and is now advising that in areas where the virus is spreading, people should wear fabric masks when social distancing is not possible, such as on public transportation and in shops.
  2. Veterans cemeteries to resume some committal, memorial services next week
    (Military Times)
    Veterans Affairs officials announced Friday they will resume committal services at most department cemeteries beginning next week and will resume full memorial services next month.
  3. Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Condemns Trump's Threat To Use Military At Protests
    (NPR)
    In rare public comments, the former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Ret. Gen. Martin Dempsey condemned Trump's threat to use military force to suppress nationwide protests as "dangerous" and "very troubling.”
  4. Coronavirus Cases Are Rising in More Than Half of All US States
    (Newsweek)
    Cases of the novel coronavirus continue to grow across the U.S., with over 1.8 million confirmed cases, including over 108,600 deaths, reported as of Friday.
  5. On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy
    (FOX News)
    Saturday's anniversary will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away — from government leaders to frail veterans.
  6. Inseparable twin sisters start nursing career together at same hospital during pandemic
    (CNN)
    Lacie and Lauren Brown have never done anything apart. And that won't change as they embark on nursing careers amid the coronavirus crisis.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

  • Veterans' Affairs push to combat veteran unemployment
    (KNSS Radio)
    Members of Congress introduced legislation on Thursday to provide veterans with training for in-demand jobs to help veterans who are unemployed due to COVID-19. TAPS thanks Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and House Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and House Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Mark Levin (D-Calif.) for introducing this important legislation.
  • TAPS News Archive
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  • TAPS COVID-19 Response
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  • COVID-19 Government and Partner Resource Update
    Learn more about access to and impacts on your government benefits during COVID-19.
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Upcoming Events | TAPS
    The latest 2020 schedule of events across the TAPS Family.

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Trauma / Mental Health

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

TAPS In the News

Other News

 

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