COVID-19 Precautions for Social Gatherings

This post was last updated on March 26, 2020

 

COVID-19: We remain deeply committed to the health and well-being of our community, our guests and our associates.

In response to this developing public health concern, we have taken certain precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus by:

  • Conducting enhanced cleaning procedures, while increasing the frequency of sanitizing, in line with recommendations from the CDC.
  • Offering phone and email arrangements to meet the needs of families and guests.
  • Adjusting services and the number of guests in attendance according to the directives of local and state authorities.
  • We are no longer allowing walk-in appointments at our facility. We ask that you call ahead of time to schedule an appointment with the funeral director or staff.

Due to Executive Order #107, made by Governor Phil Murphy on March 21, 2020: All public funeral gatherings, viewings, or ceremonies, therefore, should not be conducted in any funeral home, place of worship, cemetery, or crematory until further notice. Therefore only private services can be held with 10 people or less for the time being until we are advised otherwise by the government. 

 

We are committed to responsibly responding to the needs of the communities we are privileged to serve.

Please take care of yourselves and each other, and contact us directly for more information at (201) 261-0222.

 

 

Previous Update from March 16, 2020, Listed Below:

As we are sure you are aware, there is currently a novel coronavirus outbreak happening worldwide. We are hopeful that this outbreak can be contained and that the mass panic being caused will slow down, but until that happens we must take proper sanitary precautions in helping prevent the spread of this coronavirus.


We are asking that from now until further notice that anyone attending funeral services either at the funeral home or in churches, please be conscious of how they are feeling; if you feel under the weather or you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath), we ask that you extend your condolences in other ways rather than attending the visitation or service, and risk of spreading any illness to the family of the deceased or general public. If you feel as though you must pay your respects and attend the services, we ask that you wear a mask and keep contact with others to a minimum.


From now on it is advised to keep physical contact and greetings such as handshakes or hugging to a minimum, or to use alternative greetings to show your condolences at the services. We ask that you please cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash. By taking preventative actions such as washing your hands often with soap and water and staying home when you feel sick, we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our staff will continue to stay updated on proper precautions for public gatherings in reference to COVID-19 outlined by the CDC.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#funerals

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