As of Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:41 AM EDT
Effective, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center will be screening all Veterans, employees, visitors, volunteers, and contractors before entering the medical center. This screening is to stop exposure or spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In addition, we are cancelling all public events for the next sixty days.
At this time, the Community Living Center will be adhering to visitor restriction protocol to include:
• No more than two visitors per Veteran at one time
• No Children and adolescents under the age of 16 are permitted to visit
• Visitors are limited to immediate family members or designated caregivers only
• Visitors who have fever, cough, body aches, or a sore throat; or if the visitor has had contact with anyone who has had those symptoms within the last four days is asked to please postpone your visit
If there are extenuating circumstances and a visit is necessary, the charge nurse can assess the situation on a case by case basis. All visitors are reminded to wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after visitation. As a reminder, you should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call your provider before you visit your local medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Visitors, if you do not feel well, please postpone your visit. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/.
Chief, Public Affairs and Community Relations Service Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive Clarksburg, WV 26301
Tel: 304-623-3461, ext . 3370