VA Long Beach hasn’t had a case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, as the number of cases in California rises, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recognized it as a potential pandemic, VA Long Beach put in place new procedures to reduce the risk of transmission.
Entry to the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center has been restricted. On weekdays, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., access is restricted to the main entrances of buildings 164, 126, 150, 128 and 2. On weekends and weekdays after 6 p.m., the only access point is the main entrance of building 164.
At each of the entry locations, all patients, staff and visitors will be asked a few questions to screen for possible COVID-19 exposure.
All events open to the public have been cancelled until further notice.
Veterans to Call Before Visiting
Veterans presenting flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, are asked to call the Nurse Advice Line at 877-252-4866 before visiting. In addition, Veterans should consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging instead of coming to one of our facilities.
Everyone plays a role in keeping Veterans, staff, and visitors safe.
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This article was released by the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.