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WDVA COVID-19 messages and status updates for family members of Veterans Homes residents

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COVID-19 Safety Measures - WDVA Veterans Services Offices - UPDATE ON AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES

Published: 05/21/2020

All Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Services and Counseling & Wellness Programs have transitioned to phone or video appointments with Veterans and their Families. 

Olympia Central Office: Olympia Central Office is online, phone and email appointments only.  Accepting Fax, Mail & Emails...1-800-562-2308 or benefits@dva.wa.gov… read more

Washington Veterans Home Staff Member Diagnosed with COVID-19

Published: 05/19/2020

We received confirmation that one of our employees at the Washington Veterans Home was diagnosed with COVID-19, the employee is now self-isolated at home.

We realize this news is concerning and we want to reassure residents, staff and family members that we are working closely with the Kitsap Public Health District and following guidance from CDC, CMS and our State Department of Health… read more

Spokane Veterans Home Mourns the Passing of a Veteran

Published: 05/19/2020

The Spokane Veterans Home mourns the passing of a Veteran who had returned to the Home from the hospital on May 12.  The Veteran was hospitalized for some time after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and had tested negative while in the hospital before returning to the Spokane Veterans Home.

“While our Veteran was able to recover from the active virus, unfortunately, the toll it took on… read more

NOW HIRING - Field Crew Internship - Veterans Conservation Corps

Published: 05/19/2020

Veterans Conservation Corps with the Kittitas County Conservation District

Field Crew Internship

 

Position Summary

This position will work on a 2 to 3-person field crew under the supervision of the Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD). The crew will primarily work with landowners on wildfire fuels mitigation within the Wildland Urban Interface of Kittitas… read more

NEWS RELEASE - WDVA Commemorates Memorial Day

Published: 05/16/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release - May 15, 2020

WDVA Commemorates Memorial Day

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is unable to hold traditional Memorial Day observances this year, which includes traditional public ceremonies, due to gathering restrictions in place from the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. 

While we are unable to… read more

Spokane Veterans Home Welcomes 5th Resident Home

Published: 05/15/2020

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Yesterday, the Spokane Veterans Home was pleased to welcome home a Veteran who has recovered from COVID-19.  Our Veteran had been transferred to the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center where they received specialized care in the VA’s… read more

PROCLAMATION - 2020 Memorial Day

Published: 05/15/2020

MEMORIAL DAY 2020 PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, our ancestors shaped the structure of our political system, laid the groundwork for higher discoveries in science and medical research, started long-lasting traditions that enrich our heritage, and fought in wars so that future generations would have freedom; and

WHEREAS, on Memorial Day, it is important to cherish the memories of our… read more

WDVA Media Release on Passing of a Spokane Veterans Home Resident

Published: 05/14/2020

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Early this morning, a veteran who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away at a local hospital.  Their passing brings to nine, the number of Spokane Veterans Home residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently passed… read more

NEWS RELEASE - State Veterans Cemetery Medical Lake Commemorates Memorial Day

Published: 05/14/2020

State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake Commemorates Memorial Day

Cemetery open for public visitation

MEDICAL LAKE — The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) State Veterans Cemetery – Medical Lake is unable to hold traditional Memorial Day observances this year, which includes traditional public ceremonies, due to gathering restrictions in place from the Stay Home, Stay… read more

FED VA NEWS RELEASE - VA national cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day

Published: 05/13/2020

VA national cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day - They will be open for public visitation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) announced today it will commemorate Memorial Day this year with solemn wreath laying ceremonies. 

Another offering is a new online memorial feature allowing the public to pay tribute to… read more