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COVID-19

Effective November 23, 2020, we have implemented the following policies and practices regarding our inpatient facility.

In addition to the below, we respectfully ask that anyone experiencing signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection (such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat) or who has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, to call our office before attempting to visit.

Facility Visitation

  • Visitation is allowed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will not be limited by relationship to the patient.
  • Each patient will be allowed no more than 3 visitors at a time. Children under 14 must be attended by an adult.
  • Visitors will be required to provide their own mask or face covering which must be worn at all times while in the facility. 
  • Visitors will be screened prior to admission to the facility.
  • Screening may include, but not limited to, a series of questions related to the pandemic/PHE and having his/her temperature taken.
  • Staff’s access to, and care of, the patient is of primary importance and cannot be restricted by visitors.
  • All visitors must refrain from gathering in groups, in the public areas inside the building, and must remain in the patient’s room as much as possible.

Food Donations

  • At this time, we are only able to accept cooked meals as individually prepared boxes/wrapped plates. Also, we ask that you write the date and who the donation is from on each box/plate. (Printable tags are available below, for your convenience.)
  • Handmade goodies may be accepted if they are individually wrapped portions.
  • Prepackaged, individually-wrapped snacks and drinks are also welcome. Click here for a list of items we commonly use.
  • Individual boxed lunches from local restaurants are also a good option.

Cancellation Announcements

In the interest of public health and safety, we regret to announce the cancellation of this year’s HOWA 5K. We look forward to joining our supporters as soon as we can safely do so, and we hope to see you in 2022, at the 12th annual HOWA 5K event.

Effective March 18, 2020, Hospice of West Alabama’s monthly bereavement support groups will not meet. However, individual bereavement counseling is still currently available. For more information, please call our office at (205) 523-0101 or click here to send us a message.

As of February 1, 2021, 80% of HOWA staff have begun the COVID-19 vaccination process, and 60% have already received the 2nd dose.