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Charles George VA Medical Center - Asheville, NC


Work Status for Employees

Situation Update

As of Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:59 PM EST

Director statement regarding reporting for duty:
For your safety, CGVAMC has instituted restricted visitation at this time due to widespread influenza activity throughout the state. Restrictions will remain in place until further notice. Visitation should be limited to immediate family or caregivers, with exceptions in critical situations. No children under the age of 12 should come into the hospital or clinics at this time. Please encourage outpatients and visitors to wear a mask if suffering from a respiratory illness.

For the Safety of Our Patients, Visitors and Staff

Beginning Wednesday, January 3 at 7 a.m.:

No children under the age of 12 may come into the hospital or clinics at this time.

Anyone with the following symptoms within the last 24 hours must not visit or accompany patients in the hospital:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Body Aches
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Nasal Congestion
  • DiarrheaWe ask that only one person accompany patients to clinic visits.Thank you for your patience and understanding during this flu season.
  • Patients going to the clinic with any of these symptoms must wear a mask.
  • Visit only if you are immediate family or the patients’ caregiver and are not sick or been symptom-free for 24 hours.  Exceptions granted for critical situations or clergy, however visitors will need to wear a mask when in the hospital or clinic.

During a VA-declared emergency:

If you cannot make it to work and are unable to contact your supervisor, then please go to the VA Employee Emergency Information web site to post information about you and your status in this emergency.

VA Employees should return to this page for updates. For more information about this emergency, go to our main Emergency Information page.

VA Employee Helpline:

During emergencies, VA employees may call 1-866-233-0152 for assistance and information about VA facilities.