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Protecting you and your loved ones from COVID-19

This page will continue to be updated as new information is available. 

ORGANIZATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Cedar Valley Hospice is taking the COVID-19 virus pandemic situation very seriously. As an organization we are following CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines to protect all involved and are taking an active commonsense approach to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following prudent infection prevention strategies.

As we have been made aware, COVID-19 is spread much like the regular flu—through coughs and sneezes that put droplets in the air and on surfaces. It may be 2–14 days after exposure before a person has symptoms. That means people can spread the virus without knowing it and many have symptoms that seem much like a cold, so they don’t think to alter their behavior.

Cedar Valley Hospice is taking precautions necessary to keep employees, patients, families, clients and our community healthy. All staff visiting patients, families and clients are following CDC guidleines regarding the use of personal protective equipment. All staff also complete a daily health screening. 83% of our staff have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Cedar Valley Hospice restricts visitors at all entrances of our Hospice Home. We have also closed all of our offices to visitors. We are taking the necessary steps to protect those we care for in our communities. 

If you have questions, please contact your family member’s care team or me at 319-272-2002 or 800-626-2360.

Sincerely,
Michaela Vandersee, CPA
Executive Director

A letter to our Community partners, providers and care centers:

Cedar Valley Hospice stands by our mission to enrich lives with knowledge, respect and compassionate care, even during COVID-19 Pandemic. Click below to read a letter to our community partners, providers and care centers.

ACCESS TO CEDAR VALLEY HOSPICE LOCATIONS:

CEDAR VALLEY HOSPICE OFFICES: 

Cedar Valley Hospice office lobbies remain closed to follow recommendations put forth by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and Federal Government. Our clinical operations will continue with precautions in place. If you have a donation, please drop in the lock box or send it by mail to PO Box 2880, Waterloo, IA 50704 or call 319.272.2002.

CEDAR VALLEY HOSPICE HOME: 

The Hospice Home is restricting visitors at this time.  Exceptions will be granted for special circumstances. Persons granted access to the Hospice Home will need to fill out a screening form and have their temperature taken.

Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to protect all involved.

TAKING CARE OF YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES

No matter what type of loss you have experienced, it is important to remember that your feelings are valid and that you are not alone. If you're not sure how to manage your feelings of grief, read this article to learn about some things that you can do that may help. You can also watch our Celebration of Life video. Know that you are not alone on your grief journey and we are here to help. 

ADDITIONIAL Resources

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