4 veterans test positive for COVID-19 at Mountain Home VA facilities

Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 27, 2020 at 10:08 PM

The James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center has confirmed four veterans have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Of the four to test positive, one was a patient at the main Mountain Home facility in Johnson City, another in Bristol and one each in Sevierville and Knoxville. 

“The risk of transmission to other patients and staff remains low, as all Veterans were discharged home based on clinical status with instructions for home isolation and self-care in accordance Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines,” a statement read. 

The statement also encouraged hand-washing, staying home when sick and avoiding touching your face. If you’re a veteran with COVID-19 symptoms, you must call the VA before going to the facility. 

Veterans can find more information at https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/72615/vas-recommendations-help-slow-covid-19-virus/. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.  

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