Little Rock VA hospital makes changes to visitation policy due to COVID-19 case spike


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare system will be making changes to the visitation policy stating the measures will be taken to protect veterans and front-line workers.

In the statement released Thursday, the CAVHS said that masks are still a requirement in all facilities but all facilities will move back to an elevated alert level as of Monday, July 14.

Entry to CAVHS facilities will be limited to Veterans with scheduled appointments, procedures or other essential business.

One caregiver over the age of 18 will be allowed to accompany the Veteran if needed.

Over the past month, the Delta variant has spread into Arkansas.  Research shows that COVID-19 vaccines offer good protection against the variant, and widespread vaccination can prevent unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations.  We encourage all unvaccinated Veterans and their family members to get the vaccine either at a community vaccination clinic or the VA.


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