State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) released the following statement on the removal of the the LaSalle Veterans’ Home administrator:
“Today’s action is a step toward bringing accountability to the deadliest outbreak at a state-run facility in Illinois state history. While this is a step in the right direction, it does raise new questions. On what grounds was this person removed from their position? What does the Governor’s office know about their conduct that we don’t? The Governor needs to be transparent about what information led to this decision.
“More importantly, we still haven’t gotten an answer about why it took 12 days for a site visit to take place that uncovered significant deficiencies leading to this devastating outbreak. That’s 12 days when ineffective hand sanitizer and PPE were in use, and ineffective infection control protocols weren’t corrected. We need answers to these critical questions.”