St Paul (KROC AM News) - The state is reaching out to Minnesota veterans who have concerns about being exposed to COVID-19.

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Friday issued this message:

If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms such as cough or difficulty breathing, or if you are feeling sick or ill with other symptoms, your first step is to CALL the VA Health Care System at:
Minneapolis: 612-467-1100
Fargo: 701-239-3700 extension 2319
St. Cloud: 320-252-1670, or 800-247-1739
Sioux Falls: 605-336-3230 or 605-336-5001

The medical staff will advise you on next steps based on your symptoms.

In a medical emergency, call 911.

The department has also issued this advisory about veterans cemeteries in Minnesota:

Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries remain open for visitors who should practice social distancing.

Effective Monday, March 30 at 8 a.m., we will be adopting restrictions similar to those taking effect at all VA National Cemeteries.

Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries will be open for direct transfer or direct interment ONLY. Access to the Cemetery Administration Offices will be limited to Cemetery staff only. Cemetery Administrators are available to discuss this situation and respond to questions. For more information, visit our Cemeteries webpage.


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