VA Caribbean Healthcare System
Work Status for Employees
As of Monday, August 16, 2021 2:13 PM ADT
Director statement regarding reporting for duty:
“Visitation hours are suspended until further notice due to rise in COVID-19 cases.
For more information on COVID-19 operations, please visit: https://www.caribbean.va.gov/patients/prepare.asp”
The VA Caribbean Healthcare System is operating under normal conditions.
As communities begin the transition to relax limitations that helped slow the spread of COVID-19, the VA Caribbean Health Care System 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.
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) - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
VA COVID Information: 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.