NCDMVA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operations & Procedures - NC DHHS Information
The NC Department of Military And Veterans Affairs (NCDMVA) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all veterans, their families, our staff and the general public during this pandemic. The Department may implement additional changes to operations and procedures as needed. NCDMVA continues to monitor COVID-19 progress, providing updates on a continuing basis. Below are direct links to Governor Cooper’s office, the North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services and the state’s 2-1-1 program for resources and assistance. Please continue to monitor these websites and stay vigilant.
- PRESS RELEASE: In response to Governor Cooper’s Executive Order and preparedness plan to slow the spread of COVID-19, the NCDMVA has implemented the below policies and procedures at all of our service offices, veterans homes, and memorial cemeteries.
NCDHHS released new tools to help North Carolinians get their COVID-19 vaccine questions answered and to find vaccine locations in the state. The newly expanded COVID-19 vaccine help center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Please take the time to thoroughly read and download the below COVID-19 associated files for all staff, residents, contractors, and related personnel. This documentation contains updated additional strategies to minimize chances for exposure, key considerations for performing non-COVID-19 clinical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including potential for patient harm if care is deferred and level of community transmission, are summarized in the framework for healthcare systems providing Non-COVID-19 cinical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interments scheduled after March 26, will be offered the option of a committal service at the time of interment. Military funeral honors, customarily provided by the Department of Defense and volunteer honor guards, will be based on local availability.
Listed below are guidelines to follow until further notice. Please advise your local funeral homes regarding these changes.
- Services are 30 minutes, Monday – Friday, at 10am, 12pm, 2pm.Family and attendees must exit the cemetery at the conclusion of the service.
- Caskets & urns must be thoroughly disinfected before entering the cemetery.
- Up to 100 attendees are permitted at committal services. This does include funeral staff or Military Honor Guards.
- Cemetery chairs or podium will not be placed at the committal area.
- Next of Kin information will be given to funeral staff.
- Attendees aren’t permitted to handle or touch caskets or urns before, during or after the service.
- Attendees not of the same household must maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from each other. Masks and frequent use of hand sanitizer are required. Sick individuals are asked not to attend.
- Funeral flower arrangements are not permitted to be left during the committal service, but, families or funeral staff may place one arrangement after all services for the day.
- Attendees must depart the cemetery at half past the hour.
- Families may continue to choose direct interment and opt for a memorial service at later date when restrictions have been lifted.
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