Work Status for Employees - Atlanta VA Health Care System
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Situation Update

As of Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

Director statement regarding reporting for duty:
Changes in our Community Based Outpatient Clinics(CBOCs) Operations

  • In this time of crisis, the safety of our Veterans and staff is our number one priority. In order to minimize exposure to COVID-19,  outpatient clinics and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) will be open for telehealth appointments only. No face to face visits will be conducted. Veterans are encouraged to schedule a virtual appointment by using My HealtheVet.  In case of an emergency, Veterans should call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. Please contact our Telephone Advice Program (TAP) at 404-329-2222 if you need medical advice or have a question.
Medication Refills and Emergent Lab Needs

  • Most medications can be refilled using our automated prescription refill line. For medications that may require additional testing, please consult your provider via My HealtheVet. We have options in many cases for home tests or testing in the community. 

  • For urgent or emergent lab needs, the lab at the medical center will remain available. Additional information will be forthcoming in the next 24-48 hours.


Employee Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

There have been a lot of questions recently about who should wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Here’s a quick and easy to read summary of the CDC guidance which allows  asymptomatic healthcare professionals who have had COVID 19 exposure to return to work under strict guidelines.  For more information click this link.


Here’s a quick and easy to read summary of the CDC guidance which allows  asymptomatic healthcare professionals who have had COVID 19 exposure to return to work under strict guidelines  

For more information click this link.




Thank you for your cooperation as we adjust to conditions as they occur.

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.

Atlanta VA Employee Helpline:

During emergencies, Atlanta VA employees may call 404-321-6111 ext: 1889 for information about the Atlanta VAMC.