The VA’s COVID-19 Recommendations
Veterans, and particularly those with health conditions, may be concerned about protecting themselves from COVID-19. As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) explains on its website, it is taking measures to support veterans.
The VA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor outbreaks. And it has taken additional steps, including:
- outreach to veterans and staff
- clinical screenings at VA healthcare facilities
- protective procedures for patients in community living centers and spinal cord injury units
The VA has also administered hundreds of COVID-19 tests around the country. And it urges veterans experiencing symptoms that might be related to COVID-19 to contact their nearest VA facility either by phone or via My HealtheVet.
Finally, the VA recommends taking the following precautionary measures:
- wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitizer that is alcohol-based and contains at least 60% alcohol
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who may be sick
- stay home if you’re experiencing symptoms
- cover sneezes with a tissue, then throw out the tissue
- clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently
And a general recommendation that is wise to follow is to stay home as much as possible, whether you are experiencing symptoms or not.
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