COVID 19 DELTA


Arkansas VA facilities support state facing surge

VA 4th mission part of overall pandemic fight

Fayetteville and Little Rock, AR – The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) continue to be a part Arkansas’ efforts to overcome the COVID-19 delta variant surge by supporting the VA’s Fourth Mission of caring for citizens in times of national crisis.

In times of national emergency, VA can provide care to non-Veterans under an assignment issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), based on a request for assistance from state government.  The State of Arkansas has submitted a request to FEMA requesting acceptance of up to 10 non-Veteran patients; up to five for Fayetteville and up to five for Little Rock.  Non-Veteran patients may be admitted under the “humanitarian” category for COVID-19 or non-COVID-19 care as bed availability permits.

CAVHS and VHSO accepts such assignments when they do not negatively impact Veteran care.  Non-Veterans should not directly seek care at VA facilities.

“The citizens of Arkansas continue to experience a dangerous surge level of the Coronavirus,” said Stephanie Repasky, acting director for VHSO.  “The VA stands ready to assist the state as together we fight the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We as Arkansans are experiencing an unprecedented surge of a highly contagious variant,” said Dr. Margie Scott, CAVHS Medical Center director.  “While we are focused on our concern for Veterans throughout the state, it is an honor be able to extend our high level of skill, compassion, and care to non-Veterans in need.”

Since December 2020, CAVHS has had 11 humanitarian admissions.   

VA PRESS RESS RELEASE  Chris A. Durney Public Affairs Officer Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System 501-257-5394 (w)


Governors Weekly Press briefings

Use this link to find the Governors weekly press briefing.

COVID 19 Delta

This link from MD Anderson explains how the Delta variant is different than the orginal COVID 19.

Delta Variant and children in Arkansas

KATV story on pediatric concerns in the state.

VA Vaccine information

Use this link to find out more information about COVID from the VA.

Arkansas by county data by 247WallSt.com

Use this link to see Arkansas data by county as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

COVID DATA ARKANSAS from Arkansas Department of Health

Use this link to see all the data for COVID for the state of Arkansas

Snap shot facts  as of AUG 12 2021

All data since FEB 1 2021 

90.9 percent of COVID deaths in Arkansas are unvaccinated

90.2 percent of COVID hospitlizations in Arkansas are unvaccinated

90 percent of total cases are unvaccinated

84.7 percent of active cases are unvaccinated

43 percent of Arkansas is fully vaccinated

Who pays the bills when you get COVID?   It might not be who you think.


501-257-1978 or 888-357-1978 to schedule an appointment for a vaccine.


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LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas. Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System passed the 50,000 COVID-19 vaccination mark June 14, including more than 44,000 Veteran vaccinations.

To date, CAVHS has vaccinated approximately 44.5% of our enrolled Veteran population and about 84% of our staff. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered at both the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock and the Eugene J. Towbin VA Medical Center in North Little Rock. A mobile vaccination team travels to CAVHS’ eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) on a weekly basis.

According to Department of Veterans Affairs COVID-19 National Summary for today, there are 154 active cases in the state, up 28 cases in one week. CAVHS is tracking 89 active cases with 17 being cared for in our Little Rock COVID-19 wards.

Over the past month, the Delta variant has spread rapidly into Arkansas. Research shows that COVID-19 vaccines offer protection against the virus and widespread vaccination can prevent unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations.

All Veterans, their caregivers and family members are encouraged to get vaccinated to help stem the tide of COVID-19 in Arkansas.


LINKS ARE BLUE

For veterans, Reserve and National Guard, active duty, retirees, and their family members

VA Vaccine information

Food pantries Map

This is a map featuring school meals, food pantries, community meals, and local food in Arkansas.

Homeless Veterans

FAQ CARES ACT

    This is a link to the money that was approved for US citizens impacted by COVID 19.

Impact payments for veterans

    

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs is still working with veterans.  Use the link to find your ADVAcate  Find ADVAcate Ashley County

The example shows Ashley County.  Change county or zipcode in the blue bar to find yours.

File a claim online tutorial

This link can help Veterans file claims online

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries adjust service for COVID 19


BX/PX Facebook and hours of operation


SBA Small Business forgiveness


CDC self screen

    Self-screen bot will walk you through your symptoms to help you decide whether or not to seek medical help.

UAMS free, 24-hour self screen

Self-screen bot will walk you through your symptoms to help you decide whether or not to seek medical help.

Governors COVID-19 links

Veterans links from the VA

    Includes Federal helpful links for Veterans

Shreveport VA COVID 19

    Includes access information and phone numbers to Veterans Health InShreveport Overton Brooks Health Care 

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks    

    Directory of Clinics

        Includes Fort Smith, Harrison and other clinics in the Ozark VA foot print.

Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care CAVHS Little Rock

   Information for entry to Fort Roots or McClellan facilities

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center  --  Mississippi VA Health Care

Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at 601-362-4471 or 1-800-949-1009 and press 6, before you visit your local medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Visitors, if you do not feel well, please postpone your visit. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/.

Memphis VA Health

VA is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re a Veteran seeking medical care, call Telephone Care at 901-577-7221 before visiting—even if you already have an appointment. Click here for facility and COVID-19 information. 

     Temporary closings

    Memphis Mayor issues Safer at Home order

   VA Public Health

    Includes  --on scroll down-- active cases data in VA health care facilities as well as what do do if you are a veteran who might have COVID 19 symptoms

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

    This contains links to all State entities information related to COVID-19

Oklahoma COVID 19 Info

Missouri COVID 19 Info

Tennessee COVID 19 Info

Mississippi COVID 19 Info

Louisana COVID 19 INFO

Texas COVID 19 Info

DOD COVID-19

    This contains links to DOD Covid response

Tricare Military COVID 19

    Links to Tricare and on this site are links to Tricare for Retirees.



                                                


Residents in Fayetteville and North Little Rock State Veterans Homes recieve first round of vaccinations

first round at Fayetteville

Residents of the Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fayetteville were vaccinated in their rooms.  Residents were asked to volunteer to be vaccinated in front of the media to be photographed through a window. This Vietnam Marine veteran obliged at the first round of vaccinations January 5.



Media Briefing March 25 2020

Photo by Randall Lee Photographer for the Governor.
Eddie Schmeckenbecher, ASL translator from the Arkansas School for the Deaf, Governor Asa Hutchinson, Secretary Nate Todd, Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, and Secretary Nate Smith, Arkansas Department of Health at a recent press conference. Find more photos here: COVID Media Briefing GCR 03-25-20

LINKS ARE BLUE

For veterans, Reserve and National Guard, active duty, retirees, and their family members

Food pantries Map

This is a map featuring school meals, food pantries, community meals, and local food in Arkansas.

Homeless Veterans

FAQ CARES ACT

    This is a link to the money that was approved for US citizens impacted by COVID 19.

Impact payments for veterans

    

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs is still working with veterans.  Use the link to find your ADVAcate  Find ADVAcate Ashley County

The example shows Ashley County.  Change county or zipcode in the blue bar to find yours.

File a claim online tutorial

This link can help Veterans file claims online

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries adjust service for COVID 19


BX/PX Facebook and hours of operation


SBA Small Business forgiveness


CDC self screen

    Self-screen bot will walk you through your symptoms to help you decide whether or not to seek medical help.

UAMS free, 24-hour self screen

Self-screen bot will walk you through your symptoms to help you decide whether or not to seek medical help.

Governors COVID-19 links

Veterans links from the VA

    Includes Federal helpful links for Veterans

Shreveport VA COVID 19

    Includes access information and phone numbers to Veterans Health InShreveport Overton Brooks Health Care 

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks    

    Directory of Clinics

        Includes Fort Smith, Harrison and other clinics in the Ozark VA foot print.

Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care CAVHS Little Rock

   Information for entry to Fort Roots or McClellan facilities

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center  --  Mississippi VA Health Care

Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at 601-362-4471 or 1-800-949-1009 and press 6, before you visit your local medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Visitors, if you do not feel well, please postpone your visit. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/.

Memphis VA Health

VA is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re a Veteran seeking medical care, call Telephone Care at 901-577-7221 before visiting—even if you already have an appointment. Click here for facility and COVID-19 information. 

     Temporary closings

    Memphis Mayor issues Safer at Home order

   VA Public Health

    Includes  --on scroll down-- active cases data in VA health care facilities as well as what do do if you are a veteran who might have COVID 19 symptoms

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

    This contains links to all State entities information related to COVID-19

Oklahoma COVID 19 Info

Missouri COVID 19 Info

Tennessee COVID 19 Info

Mississippi COVID 19 Info

Louisana COVID 19 INFO

Texas COVID 19 Info

DOD COVID-19

    This contains links to DOD Covid response

Tricare Military COVID 19

    Links to Tricare and on this site are links to Tricare for Retirees.