The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Monday that there are 11 patients at the Kerrville VA Community Living Center have tested positive for coronavirus, along with three employees at the center.
Those patients were taken to Audie Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio for treatment. The area where the patients contracted the virus is called “Sky Blue Vista,” and their status is unknown.
In a news release, the VA said Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics & Extended Care Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Reilly met with the families via a video conference call to explain the situation.
“Experts from every discipline including pulmonologists, infectious diseases, immunologists and our wonderful nurses, lots of people that have been rounding on the patients on a daily basis to ensure the very best treatment is provided for the infected patients,” Sanchez-Reilly said via the release. “We are also protecting your loved ones here to ensure they don’t get this disease.”
As a result of this outbreak, the VA has a temporary “no visitor” policy in effect.