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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION EXAMINING THE TRAGEDY AT HOLYOKE SOLDIERS’ HOME RELEASED

INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION EXAMINING THE TRAGEDY AT HOLYOKE SOLDIERS’ HOME RELEASED

BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration released the independent report ordered by Governor Baker to investigate the COVID-19 outbreak at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home.

On April 1st, Governor Charlie Baker retained Attorney Mark Pearlstein, a former federal prosecutor, to investigate the causes of the tragic events that occurred at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. The investigation and report was completed independently from the Baker-Polito Administration.

“I called for an independent and thorough investigation into the tragic events that occurred at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home to get to the bottom of what happened and take immediate action,” said Governor Baker. “This report lays out in heartbreaking detail the terrible failures that unfolded at the facility, and the tragic outcomes that followed. Our emergency response to the COVID-19 outbreak stabilized conditions for residents and staff, and we now have an accurate picture of what went wrong and will take immediate action to deliver the level of care that our veterans deserve.”

Governor Baker will hold a media availability at noon in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House to discuss the report and the Administration’s response.

Click here to read the report. 

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