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COVID-19 Updates


Updated March 3, 2022


Hospice of Washington County is continuing to monitor, daily, the community transmission and positivity rates of COVID-19 across our county and state.  Due to the decreasing numbers of cases and the increasing numbers of vaccinations, HWC has updated its visitor policy for Doey’s House to include the following: 

General visitation guidelines: 

  • Visiting Hours are Generally 8:00am – 8:00pm 

  •  Visitors will be screened for flu-like symptoms prior to entering Doey’s House. Should a visitor have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, new onset loss of taste/smell, or other flu-like symptoms, visitation will not be permitted. 

  • Doey’s House will provide a surgical mask for your use while visiting. Masks must be worn at all times. 

  • Visitors must remain in the patients room while visiting with the exception of the hallways leading in/out of the building. 

  • Visitors must practice adequate hand hygiene during their stay 

  • Please note: Any visitor that is COVID + or is exhibiting symptoms of COVID will not be allowed to visit and can request a virtual visit. 


If visitors are visiting a COVID-19 suspected or positive patient: 

  • Visitors will wear appropriate PPE during their visit which may include 1 or more of the following: gown, gloves, surgical mask and eye coverings. 

  • Appropriate social distancing from the patient and staff is recommended at all times. 

  • No visitors under the age of 18 are permitted to visit Covid-19 + patients at this time. 

  • Swapping of visitors is strongly discouraged but two people may remain at the bedside at all times 

  • Visitors will be given education on how to put on and take off PPE 

  • Video/virtual visits are still strongly encouraged 


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!

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