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

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NEWS RELEASE - Mourning the Passing of Our Spokane Veterans Home Resident

Published: 04/21/2020

Washington State Department of  Veterans Affairs News Release - April 21, 2020

SPOKANE – The Spokane Veterans Home is saddened to share that one of our honored Veterans passed away today.  This Veteran had tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized over the weekend.  Each Veteran we care for in our Veterans Homes served our nation honorably, and we take very seriously the… read more

Looking to Donate to Honored Residents and Staff of Washington State Veterans Homes? Guidance on Items Needed

Published: 04/18/2020

We would like to thank the many community members who have donated masks and other items in the past few days. Our healthcare heroes cannot thank you enough and we are so appreciative to have such an amazing community of support! Thank You #WeLoveOurCommunity #TheseAreOurHeroes

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Opportunities Grow at Orting Veterans Farm

Published: 04/17/2020

Spring has sprung, and ground has broken at the Veterans Farm on the campus of the Orting Soldiers Home. Up until a few years ago, nearly three acres of available grounds were choked with invasive species of non-native plants. Now half-acre plots have been allocated for several uses—this an ideal opportunity for Veterans considering taking up farming. Even aspirational green thumbs are welcome… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Additional Update to Spokane Veterans Home COVID-19 Testing Results

Published: 04/15/2020

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

SPOKANE – The Spokane Veterans Home has conducted additional COVID-19 tests and as of 2pm has a total of 19 positive and 20 negative resident test results. All 19 positive cases are on the same floor.  There are a number of tests pending and updates will be made through our website as we receive more… read more

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. 
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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