NCDMVA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operations & Procedures - NC DHHS Information

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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.

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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.

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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.

Cemeteries

Interments are 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.  

  • Services are 30 minutes, Monday – Friday, at 10am, 12pm, 2pm. Family and attendees must exit the cemetery at the conclusion of the service at half past the hour.
  • Caskets & urns must be thoroughly disinfected before entering the cemetery.
  • There is no limit on the number of attendees at a committal service.
  • Attendees who are not vaccinated should wear a mask and maintain distance when they cannot maintain six feet of distance.

NC State Veterans Homes Visitation Guidelines (Updated 11/16/2021)

New federal guidelines now allow us to welcome visitors for all patients and residents at all times. Loved ones will no longer need to schedule a visit ahead of time. Please visit our Visitation page for more details on our visitation protocols, as we continue to work to keep patients, families, and caregivers safe.