Wisconsin Veterans Homes COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 remains in our communities, remains very contagious, and puts people in Wisconsin at-risk of getting sick, particularly those in long-term care facilities.​ Providing a safe environment for our members and staff is our top priority. 

Masks are one of the most effective strategies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. ​Masks reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes, including someone who has COVID-19 but feels well. It is important it is for people to continue to follow the Safer at Home guidance. By staying home as much as possible, social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from other people) and wearing masks when we are out, and washing our hands thoroughly and regularly, we are collectively helping to keep our community healthy, and in turn, keeping the veterans and others who live in our Homes healthy. 

Please see the updates below for the latest information about COVID-19 at ​each of the Wisconsin Veterans Homes.​​​ 2020 archive information can be found here.​

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Notice to Visitors of the Wisconsin Veterans Homes

​We are thrilled to be able to welcome our family and friends back on campus for in-room visits. 

The Visitor Dashboard below is to inform you if a member's living unit is currently accepting visitors. Per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), when a new case of COVID-19 among residents or staff is identified, a facility must immediately begin outbreak testing and suspend all visitation until at least one round of facility-wide testing is completed. Please note that member's residential unit may be on restrictions for reasons besides COVID-19.

While we strive to ensure this dashboard is always up to date, we strongly encourage members and families to communicate when planning a visit to ensure that visits are allowed on the unit. Family and friends can also call the unit to verify.​ 

Finally, visitors must follow the CDC's Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention including symptom screening, face covering, hand hygiene, and social distancing. A full list of visitor protocols can be found here for Chippewa Falls, King​, and Union Grove.​


Chippewa Falls
​Household A
Closed
Household B
Closed
Household C
Closed
Household D
​Closed

King
​Ainsworth Hall - Floor 1
Closed
Ainsworth Hall - Floor 2
​Closed
​Ainsworth Hall - Floor 3
Closed
Ainsworth Hall - Floor 4
​Closed
​MacArthur Hall - Floor 2
​Open​
​MacArthur Hall - Floor 3
​Open
​Olson Hall - Floor 2
​Closed
​Olson Hall - Floor 3
Closed
​Olson Hall - Floor 4
Closed
​Olso​​n Hall - Floor 5​
​Closed​

Union Grove
Boland Hall - 1 East
Open
Boland Hall - 1 West
Open
Boland Hall - 2 East
Open
Boland Hall - 2 West
​Open
​Boland Hall - 3 East
​Open
​Boland Hall - 3 West
​Open
​Gates Hall - Wing A
​Closed
​Gates Hall - Wing B
Closed
​Gates Hall - Wing C
Closed
​Gates Hall - Wing D
Closed​