Work Status for Employees - Miami VA Healthcare System
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Work Status for Employees

Situation Update

As of Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

Director statement regarding reporting for duty:
As communities begin the transition to relax limitations that helped slow the spread of COVID-19, the Miami VA is working to expand services at our medical center and clinics. These efforts will align with federal, state and local guidance and will focus on the continued safety of our employees and patients. While we are expanding the number of face-to-face appointments and resuming some elective procedures and specialty care services, it is important to remember that your safety and the safety of our staff drives each decision we make. At this time: All services and procedures are by appointment only, except in our Emergency Department at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center.

As we work to ensure your safety while resuming operations, we ask that you observe the following protective measures for Veterans and employees:

  • All staff will wear appropriate face masks (surgical/generic) while on our campuses and in our facilities; and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when required
  • Entry point screenings
  • Expanded testing
  • Increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces in our facilities
  • Increased physical distancing in common areas like waiting rooms, canteen and retail stores

If you are sick or have symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath), contact your supervisor. 

We continue to offer virtual access to care options in Primary Care, Mental Health and many other outpatient clinics. Learn more at www.connectedcare.va.gov/.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
VA COVID Information: https://www.va.gov/coronavirus/

During a VA-declared emergency:

VA Employees should return to this page for updates. For more information about this emergency, go to our main Emergency Information page.