Work Status for Employees - VA Bedford Healthcare System
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VA Bedford Healthcare System


Work Status for Employees

Situation Update

As of Friday, October 9, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

Director statement regarding reporting for duty:
Per CDC guidance and VA protocols, employees who test positive for COVID-19 OR who present with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath should be immediately isolated to prevent potential spread to others. Staff should contact Employee Occupational Health (EOH) by phone at 781-687-2280 and notify their supervisor in the event that they do not feel well or if they answer yes to one or more of the screening questions.

You must carry your Personal Identity Verification card (PIV) to prove your employee status; it will be required for screening upon entry to any Bedford VAMC facility. All employees entering Bedford VAMC facilities must wear face coverings or face masks, in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment Standard Operating Procedure. Employees will use the digital screening tool to self-screen daily. Text the word screen518 to 53079 and report the results to your supervisor. Access is available at the entrances of buildings 2 and 78.

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.