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NEWS | July 6, 2020

Western Region One Source doors re-open with COVID precautions


DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WEST - WESTERN REGION ONE SOURCE                                                                                                                                            

482 28 Road                                                                                                                                            

Grand Junction, CO 81501


For Release Monday, July 06, 2020

Heather Benjamin | 970.257.3764

Mesa County, Colo. – The Western Region One Source, along with nearly every other entity in the state, closed its doors in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Under the guidance of the Mesa County Health Department and state regulations, the WROS facility was able to open its doors to walk-ins and serve constituents at 50 percent capacity effective July 1, 2020.

“Customer Service is key to the Division of Veterans Affairs West staff,” Joanne Iglesias, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Division West director, said. “We want to be able to connect with our veterans, military members and their families and let them know we are here to connect them with the resources they need.”

Anyone who enters the WROS facility is required to complete a health survey and wear a mask in common areas. In addition, staff have clear partitions at their work stations to be able to meet people in person and still have a safety barrier.

Staff at the WROS include a state veteran’s service officer and a Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting technician. Appointments are still encouraged or walk-ins can make appointments with the front desk reception.

The much anticipated weekly coffee club for veterans is returning on July 8, at 8:30am, at the WROS. Under Health Department guidelines this event will be held outside with all coffee and donuts served by staff only. Weekly yoga led by Goose for veterans and their immediate family members is returning July 8, with a new time of noon. Other events at the WROS will slowly return to the calendar of events, so those interested should follow us on Facebook and often check our website for updates.

COVID-19 Note: Social distancing, masks and no hand shaking will be practiced at all public events and inside the WROS building by all DMVA West state staff.