Work Status for Employees - Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
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Situation Update

As of Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:15 PM CST

Director statement regarding reporting for duty:
UPDATE - Thanks for your patience this past week as we increased our security here at our North Chicago hospital. With severe weather predicted for the weekend, please be safe and read the following before you head out. As is always the case, in all emergent situations, employees are urged to discuss specific work situations with their supervisors.


Please note for the forseeabl
e future, access to/from the facility will continue to be limited to two gates outside the hours of 6-9 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. on weekdays. During those peak traffic times, you may enter off Green Bay Road and Buckley Road.
Continue to expect delays. Please plan your trips accordingly. Also, please be prepared to provide photo identification if asked by police. Acceptable photo ID is government-issued, state or federal, with a date of issuance and an expiration date (e.g. driver's license).
Again, THANK YOU for your patience and understanding!

Lovell FHCC’s main hospital, Naval Station Great Lakes branch clinics and Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Evanston, McHenry and Kenosha are open, with normal operating hours.

Inclement weather information:

If the weather impacts the status of FHCC operations at any time, the information will be posted at: (this page) and at

We urge all who must travel during hazardous weather to take appropriate precautions when driving on area roads, and to allow plenty of extra time for commutes. For up-to-date information on road conditions in Lake County, Ill., go to: For up-to-date information on road conditions in the Kenosha area, go to:

For Illinois road conditions, go to the Illinois Department of Transportation's website:



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.