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Ongoing testing of the COVID-19 virus at Alabama’s state veterans homes show that 28 residents at the Floyd E. “Tut” Fann State Veterans Home in Huntsville are positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday.

The four state veterans homes are following infectious, prevention and control guidelines that include routine testing of residents and employees. Since June, more than 600 residents and 1,000 employees have been tested and many of them have had multiple tests.

All employees and residents who experience symptoms and anyone who may have a potential exposure through outside medical appointments or community exposure are quarantined and immediately tested. The home’s healthcare provider, Health Management Resources, will be conducting universal testing in light of the recent positive veterans’ cases.

The state veterans homes continue to follow heightened infectious, prevention and control protocol and are treating the pandemic as pervasive and very high risk.

Information about ADVA’s veterans homes visitation policy and its response to the COVID-19 crisis is posted to the department’s website at www.va.alabama.gov.

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