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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 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 minimum… read more

Washington State Veterans Cemetery - Update on Available Services

Published: 03/18/2020

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. 
 
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Washington State Veterans Cemetery - Update on Available Services

Published: 03/18/2020

UPDATE: 4/3/20

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… read more

Notice of Suspension of Volunteer Services at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery

Published: 03/17/2020

Notice of Suspension of Volunteer Services at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery

WDVA and the Cemetery staff thank each of you for your selfless dedication to our mission and those we serve. The cemetery currently remains open for burials and visitation.

In light of the ongoing and rapidly changing environment, and out of an abundance of caution we are suspending all… read more

Notice of Suspension of Volunteer Services at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery

Published: 03/17/2020

Notice of Suspension of Volunteer Services at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery

WDVA and the Cemetery staff thank each of you for your selfless dedication to our mission and those we serve. The cemetery currently remains open for burials and visitation.

In light of the ongoing and rapidly changing environment, and out of an abundance of caution we are suspending all… read more

Visitors to All Washington Veterans Homes Restricted to Essential Health Care Personnel and Compassionate Care, such as End of Life Situations

Published: 03/14/2020

Visitors to All Washington Veterans Homes Restricted to Essential Health Care Personnel and Compassionate Care, such as End of Life Situations

In an effort to prevent possible COVID-19 exposure to residents and staff, all Washington Veterans Homes will follow the guidance of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and further restrict visitors.  This policy is in line… read more

Visitors to All Washington Veterans Homes Restricted to Essential Health Care Personnel and Compassionate Care, such as End of Life Situations

Published: 03/14/2020

Visitors to All Washington Veterans Homes Restricted to Essential Health Care Personnel and Compassionate Care, such as End of Life Situations

In an effort to prevent possible COVID-19 exposure to residents and staff, all Washington Veterans Homes will follow the guidance of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and further restrict visitors.  This policy is in line… read more

WDVA Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - UPDATED MARCH 11, 2020

Published: 03/11/2020

UPDATE MARCH 11, 2020

As the Coronavirus outbreak continues in our state, our goal is to continue to provide the most current information and remain transparent about impacts to WDVA Homes and Offices.

Below is an update on COVID-19 testing in our Veterans Homes and Governor Inslee’s updated State of Emergency Proclamation. … read more

WDVA Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - UPDATED MARCH 11, 2020

Published: 03/11/2020

UPDATE MARCH 11, 2020

As the Coronavirus outbreak continues in our state, our goal is to continue to provide the most current information and remain transparent about impacts to WDVA Homes and Offices.

Below is an update on COVID-19 testing in our Veterans Homes and Governor Inslee’s updated State of Emergency Proclamation. … read more

PROCLAMATION - Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Published: 03/05/2020

WHEREAS, the Vietnam War was fought in Vietnam from 1961 to 1975, and involved North Vietnam and the Viet Cong in conflict with United States Armed Forces and South Vietnam; and

WHEREAS, on March 30, 1973, the United States Armed Forces completed the withdrawal of combat troops from Vietnam; and

WHEREAS, the Vietnam War was an extremely divisive issue among the people of the… read more