The Roseburg VA Medical Center is now using an online and mobile COVID-19 screening tool. The VA said in a press release the new tool will help speed up the time it takes to enter the facility.

The tool allows veterans, staff and visitors to answer mandatory screening questions using a cellphone or computer prior to leaving home. The tool is an option, not a requirement, and campus visitors can still participate in screening without a device.

All visitors, whether or not they use the mobile screening tool, must still have temperatures taken onsite as a final step.

The new tool can be found at

Cell phone users can text "Screen" to 53079 to have a link to the tool sent to their phone. Once the questions have been filled out, visitors can show the results to the screeners at the VA checkpoint.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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The Department of Veteran Affairs reported 418 new coronavirus cases nationwide today and 3 deaths. This brings the total VA cases to 22,782 with 1,629 deaths. The Roseburg VA reported zero new cases.

Active service military reported 955 new coronavirus cases today with zero deaths. Overall, active service military reported 18,071 coronavirus cases with 71 deaths.


Does the screening tool play dance music?

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