HWC UPDATES COVID-19 SERVICE PLAN
Updated November 18, 2020
With widespread community transmission across the state and surging COVID-19 metrics across the country, Governor Larry Hogan recently announced immediate actions to prevent overburdening the state’s healthcare system and to keep more Marylanders from dying. HWC has updated its visitor policy for Doey’s House and other policies in response to the rising cases/positivity rates and hospitalizations of COVID -19 to ensure safety for our staff, patients and family members. The updated policies are as follows:
- Patients at Doey’s House may have a maximum of (2) visitors at a time for actively dying patients only. Every visitor will be required to wear a mask prior to entering the building and keep mask on during stay. If a visitor screens positive to flu-like symptoms (fever, SOB, cough, etc.), they will be restricted entry into the building.
- We understand the delicacy and importance of being there during all final end of life transitions. Our team will work with larger groups of family members to ensure that they can be a part of this critical time. If larger groups are visiting and are rotating (2) at a time, they must wait in their vehicles before they re-enter or enter the building. All visitors will need screened prior to entry.
- If a Doey’s House patient tests positive for COVID 19, the patients and families will be immediately notified. Visitors to COVID-19 Positive/pending patients will have further restrictions. Please talk to a DH staff member for more information.
- We strongly encourage virtual visitation
- Pet visits will not be permitted at Doey’s House.
- Volunteer shifts have been suspended at Doey’s House.
Please know that HWC continues to operate at full proportions and will provide clinical visits inpatient care, and 24/7 support by our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, chaplains, nursing aides, bereavement counselors, and support staff. Please call our HWC team with questions or concerns. If you have urgent needs, call (301) 791 - 6360. Your call will be directed to our Triage Team for immediate response 24/7.
Please use the CDC website for additional updates!