Wyden Questions HHS After Whistleblower Report Shows Staff at Coronavirus Quarantine Sites Lacked Training

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Last week, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) demanding answers on the recent whistleblower report that the HHS sent untrained workers to two Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine sites.

According to the whistleblower, non-health care staff were sent by the HHS to receive the first Americans evacuated out of Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

Wyden, the Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, also questioned the alleged treatment of the whistleblower in this situation.

“Such mismanagement on the part of HHS placed these human services staff at risk. Not only that, but the general public was also put at risk since your employees were then immediately returned to their communities and jobs at the Department post-deployment, by commercial air flights with no precautions,” Wyden wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

Read the story, from The Corvallis Update: Wyden Demands Answers on Alarming Whistleblower Report That HHS Deployed Unprepared Staff to Coronavirus Quarantine Sites

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