Two employees at VA test positive for COVID-19
Two Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System employees at the Biloxi VA tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
The individuals are currently in home isolation mitigating further risk of transmission to other patients and staff.
The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is in the process of identifying individuals the two employees may have had contact with and notifying those individuals so they self-monitor.
The VA is screening veterans and staff who present with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath who meet the CDC criteria for evaluation of COVID-19 infection.
Patients and staff known to be at risk for a COVID-19 infection are immediately isolated to prevent potential spread to others.