How Our Funeral Home Is Responding
We understand that coping with the loss of a loved one during the Covid-19 outbreak is difficult. We are taking all the measures necessary to keep the guests and staff at the funeral home safe and healthy while allowing for families to grieve the loss of their loved one.
It is in this effort, we ask that as few people come to the funeral home as possible. This means that ALL SERVICES, APPOINTMENTS AND VISITATION IS LIMITED TO IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY. Please remember that this is a difficult time for everyone and thank you for your understanding.
Is the Funeral Home Still Open?
Yes. We are available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week, as always. Our facilities remain open. We ask that if you need us, please call and schedule a time to come in so we can be prepared for you.
What Should I Do If A Loved One Dies?
All that is needed is a simple phone call. Our staff is able to access any hospital or nursing home facility as well as a private residence. We would ask if you please call first instead of ‘walking in’ without an appointment. If your loved has been exposed to Covid-19, please make us aware of it immediately.
Do I Have to Come Into the Funeral Home for an Appointment?
No. We can make any and all arrangements in a phone conference, video conference or e-mail and any selections that need to be make can be made from our website.
Can We Still Have Visiting Hours at the Funeral Home?
Yes, we are still scheduling visiting hours at the funeral home. In accordance with the CDC’s most recent recommendations we are requiring families to make their visiting hours private, for immediate family only. We also ask families to be flexible when scheduling their services. We are staggering visitors and services, so as to keep the number of people within the facilities to a minimum.
For those who are not attending services, consider visiting our memorial web pages to leave messages for the family, post pictures or videos, and view other tributes that may be there.
Are Churches and Cemeteries Open?
All churches have suspended funeral masses and services. They encourage families to schedule a memorial mass in the future. Some clergy will come the funeral home and/or cemetery and others will not. All the cemeteries are open but have various regulation such as, limiting the number of people to less than 10 people, etc. Calverton National Cemetery is not allowing families at the cemetery at all and the rendering of funeral honors has been suspended.
What If I’m Visiting the Funeral Home?
We are asking visitors to adhere to the following common sense guidelines:
- Maintain social distancing
- Clean your hands frequently
- Please refrain from handshakes and hugs
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Keep your time limited at the funeral home
- Come in contact with as little as possible
What Should I Do If I, or My Loved One, has Coronavirus?
If you are not feeling well, please self isolate yourself. Do not come to the funeral home. We can make phone/video arrangements at your convenience. If your loved one passed away with the Coronavirus, please make us aware of it immediately. We will NOT schedule visitation in an effort to protect everyone's health. We can arrange only: Immediate Burial At A Cemetery or an Immediate Cremation.
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