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Report | Feb. 12, 2021

Evaluation of the Armed Forces Retirement Home Response to the Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic (DODIG-2021-055)


Publicly Released: February 18, 2021



The objective of this evaluation was to determine whether the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) officials protected residents, staff, and healthcare personnel from coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) exposure, in accordance with Federal health and safety guidance.



COVID-19 is an infectious disease that can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, the President declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) enacted on March 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) received $10.5 billion to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, domestically and internationally.


This report is the product of Proj. No. D2020-DEV0PC-0158.000