| EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS – 03/20/2020 |
Situation Update – Mountain Home VA Healthcare System
Help reduce the risk of spreading the flu, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and other illnesses In an effort to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 and other illnesses, James H. Quillen VAMC is asking patients, staff and visitors to help slow the spread of infection.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 23, access to the main campus is only through the Lamont/Veterans Way and Lake Drive Gates. All other gates will be closed.
Effective immediately, the following visitation safeguards are in place: If you become sick, stay home and call ahead to your clinic or VA facility before visiting. Valet services are temporarily suspended until further notice. Parking lots ordinarily used for valet parking are now opened for patient self-parking. All patients, visitors and staff will be screened for COVID-19 at the entrance. Outpatients should come to appointments alone if possible, but if necessary please limit the number of individuals accompanying you to one immediate family member or caregiver. Visitors are not allowed in the Community Living Center, Intensive Care Unit, or Inpatient Wards. The exceptions are hospice and palliative care patients. No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the facility.
Additional restrictions may be put in place as conditions warrant.