COVID-19: Arizona State Veteran Home Update

June 22, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services is continuing to take every possible measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Arizona State Veteran Homes and keep the loved ones of our residents and the public informed as the situation evolves. 

 

(2022-08-17) Here is the latest data on employee and resident COVID-19 cases and deaths at the Arizona State Veteran Homes.: 

 

Arizona State Veteran Home - Phoenix
     Residents with COVID-19: 5
     Residents recovered from COVID-19: 36
     Resident deaths due to COVID-19: 6
     Employees with COVID-19: 12

 

Arizona State Veteran Home – Tucson
     Residents with COVID-19: 0
     Residents recovered from COVID-19: 26
     Resident deaths due to COVID-19: 11
     Employees with COVID-19: 4

Safety Protocol:

We are doing everything we can to protect the residents and staff within our homes, and are continuing to follow the recommendations of the CDC and Arizona Department of Health Services.

            Here are some of the safety measures we’ve implemented: 

·COVID-19 tests, temperature checks and screening for all staff members

·Nursing staff continues to monitor residents for symptoms during each shift

·Procedures for environmental cleaning based on current CDC recommendations

·Housekeeping staff continues to clean and disinfect common areas, objects and surfaces throughout the facilities

·The use of contact precautions to prevent the spread, which includes wearing gowns, nursing caps, shoe covers, N95 masks and gloves when interacting with residents who present symptoms

 

Visitation:

While visitation is allowed seven days a week, all home and community visits must be scheduled Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and at least 24 hours in advance. To schedule a home or community visit with a resident please contact their respective Arizona State Veteran Home. 

Additional Information:

On Monday, December 28, 2020, Arizona State Veteran Homes in Phoenix and Tucson hosted a CVS Caremark COVID-19 vaccination clinic, administering the Moderna vaccination to both residents and staff. We are continuing to work with CVS Caremark to ensure that everyone who wants the vaccine receives both doses. 

 

Important Links:

Arizona State Veteran Home Visitation Policy

 

Holiday Visitation Guidance

 

Additional documentation about COVID-19 can be found by going to cdc.gov/coronavirus or azdhs.gov.