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Protecting you and your loved ones from COVID-19

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Cedar Valley Hospice is taking the quickly changing 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.

What we know so far is that 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 all precautions necessary to keep the health of our employees, patients, families and community. Due to the recent surge in cases, we are now requiring additional personal protective equipment for all clinical staff, including the use of face mask and face shields for all visits. In addition, in compliance with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service to enter care facilites and and care for our patients, all Cedar Valley Hospice clinical staff will now be required to test weekly for COVID-19.

As a precaution, Cedar Valley Hospice will be restricting visitors at all entrances of our Hospice Home and monitoring the health of our staff through a daily temperature check and screening. We have also closed all of our offices to visitors. We are taking 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.

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.



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. 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.


The Hospice Home is not allowing 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.


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