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Operational Status Alert Details

As of 12/22 3 p.m.-- at this time VA Portland Health Care System is planning for normal operations for Friday, Dec. 23rd. Any updates, if they occur, will be on our Facebook VA Portland Health Care System Facebook, on the Alert Line at (503) 721-1458, or here. Changes may occur with little or no notice. Veterans may decide reschedule Friday, Dec. 23rd appointments; we are happy to help you do that. Some appointments may be converted to telehealth appointments, if clinically appropriate. Thank you for your patience. Resources: www.211info.org/winter-and-severe-weather-shelters/

Masking is required in all VA Portland facilities.

This is per state and federal requirements or guidelines.

Please help us keep everyone safe & keep your mask on while at the VA.

If mask requirements are lifted in schools and in public, why not in healthcare?

  • Healthcare workers are at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19
  • Individuals with COVID-19 receive care in these settings
  • Many veterans have other illnesses that put them at risk
  • Healthcare workers support protection of the general community

Masking is one part of a safety strategy, what else can people do?

  • Social distancing
  • Staying home if having symptoms
  • Hand hygiene
  • Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations