The families we serve are always our top priority. During confusing and concerning times such as the current COVID-19 event, we want to share our plans with you. We want to assure you that we are here to support you through this difficult time.
First, we are closely monitoring and following all guidelines from the CDC, national and state funeral associations, and local and state emergency services. For our families protection, as well as our professional staff, we are following the guidelines set aside by the CDC and Federal Government recommending that public gatherings should not exceed 10 people.
In keeping with that recommendation, we can provide a private, immediate family only service that can be video recorded. This can be shared with extended family and friends, as well as, the ability to livestream these services on our website. We can also hold a graveside service, if the family prefers. The loss of a loved one is one of life's most difficult experiences. The need for support from family and friends is vital as one processes grief. Please keep in mind that a public memorial service can be held at a later date.
We have set in place new measures to help accommodate members of the public. We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure their safety and comfort while honoring their loved one.
Arrangements can be made remotely, using a combination of online resources and teleconference. We encourage the use of our website to leave condolence messages for the family. We have placed reminders throughout our funeral homes to ask that physical contact, such as shaking hands or hugging, be limited with family members Our gathering spaces will be set up to accommodate social distancing. Again, our family and staff are here to serve, protect, and honor each family as we have been for over 80 plus years. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call.