Veterans Home now accepting residents

For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo is now accepting new residents.

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Veterans home accepting residents for first time since outbreak

Admissions to Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home — halted last year due to a devastating outbreak of COVID-19 within the facility — recently have resumed.


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