Work Status for Employees - Durham VA Health Care System
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Durham VA Health Care System

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Situation Update

As of Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:20 AM EST

Director statement regarding reporting for duty:
Due to a significant water leak in the basement of the Durham VA Medical Center, the Green and Services elevators have been shut down. There is no elevator access/service past the third floor for Green or Service elevators.  The Blue Elevators are operable, for all floors, at this time. Veterans receiving medical service on the first three floors may use the Blue or Brown elevators. Some appointments may be converted to telephone or Virtual Video Connect. Afternoon appointments are being rescheduled. COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be honored. Toilets and sinks are currently inoperable. Most operations shall proceed as the situation allows, further guidance to follow.


During a VA-declared emergency:

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