COVID-19

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

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NEWS RELEASE - Ten additional residents at the Spokane Veterans Home have tested positive for COVID-19

Published: 04/11/2020

April 11, 2020

Spokane: This morning our Spokane Veterans Home received results that ten additional residents who were tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total number of residents who have tested positive at the home to twelve.

So far, the positive tests have been located in one area of the facility and we are working hard to prevent the… read more

Military and Veteran Community Resources in Response to COVID-19

Published: 04/10/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Military and Veteran Community Resources in Response to COVID-19

During the Washington State “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, we are staying in our homes and using physical distancing to keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy. However, struggles may arise in our Military and Veteran community due to less social interaction, barriers to… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Mourning the Passing of our Spokane Resident

Published: 04/08/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

April 8, 2020

SPOKANE – It is with a heavy heart that we share that one of the two residents who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away today. We are always saddened by the loss of one of our honored Spokane Veterans Home residents and this is no exception. Each Veteran served our nation honorably, and we take very… read more

Two residents at the Spokane Veterans Home have tested positive for presumptive cases of COVID-19.

Published: 04/07/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

April 7, 2020 

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(Correction April 8, 2020 - no additional residents have tests pending as of 8:10am)

Two residents at the Spokane Veterans Home have tested positive for… read more

Washington State Veterans Cemetery - Update on Available Services

Published: 04/03/2020

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake resumed interment services for Veterans and eligible individuals effective Monday, March 30.  WDVA is limiting attendees to groups of 10 or fewer immediate family members only, in accordance with state directives.  Larger groups will be asked to reduce their numbers or be refused service. 
 … read more

Washington State Veterans Cemetery - Update on Available Services

Published: 04/03/2020

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake resumed interment services for Veterans and eligible individuals effective Monday, March 30.  WDVA is limiting attendees to groups of 10 or fewer immediate family members only, in accordance with state directives.  Larger groups will be asked to reduce their numbers or be refused service. 
As a… read more

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

Published: 03/26/2020

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

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

The Olympia Central Office, King County Service Center and the… read more

WDVA Update on COVID-19 - Coronavirus - Updated March 24, 2020

Published: 03/24/2020

Dear Veterans Home Family or Representative,

We are sending this letter in our continuing effort to keep you informed of how our Homes are modifying services during the COVID-19 crisis. 

As of today, we have no cases of COVID-19 in any of our Veterans Homes.  Our priority remains keeping our residents, our staff, and you safe and healthy.  The changes we’ve had to make to do… read more

WDVA Update on COVID-19 - Coronavirus - Updated March 24, 2020

Published: 03/24/2020

March 24, 2020

Dear Veterans Home Family or Representative,

We are sending this letter in our continuing effort to keep you informed of how our Homes are modifying services during the COVID-19 crisis. 

As of today, we have no cases of COVID-19 in any of our Veterans Homes.  Our priority remains keeping our residents, our staff, and you safe and healthy.  The changes we’ve… read more

COVID-19 Safety Measures - WDVA Veterans Services Offices - Update on Available Services

Published: 03/19/2020

COVID-19 Safety Measures - WDVA Veterans Services Offices - Update on Available Services

On Friday, March 20, 2020, in efforts to practice good social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

ALL Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Veteran Services and Counseling & Wellness Programs (VSCW) will reduce staff at in-office locations to a… read more