Funeral & Graveside Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 16, 2020 by Drew under Uncategorized
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The health and safety of our families, guests, and employees is our top priority. With respect to the federal and local governments recommendations, we are still able to host visitations, gatherings, funerals, and memorials up to 10 people.

 

While we are still able to serve our community, we will discuss all available options with our families and collectively decide the best and most safe option. We are able to make arrangements or answer any questions via phone and/or video (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, etc) AND have the capability to livestream, and record (audio/video) any service held in our chapel as well as graveside services.

 

We want to assure you that our team is taking proactive measures to help prevent the spread of any potential illness. We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements, along with Utah Department of Health, National Funeral Directors Association, Utah Funeral Directors Association, and the Bear River Health Department regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and following guidelines from these agencies and our local health departments.

 

  • We use cleaning and disinfecting protocols to clean our chapel, visitation rooms, offices, lounge, and restrooms before and after each service; with particular attention paid to high touch items like knobs, faucets, chairs and other communal areas. 
  • Proper and frequent hand washing is vital to help combat the spread of viruses. Our teams are reminded multiple times a day that cleanliness starts with this simple act.  
  • Additional hand sanitizer has been placed at the register book area, and any of our meeting/arrangement rooms. 
  • Employees who exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms have been instructed to stay home from work.
  • In an effort to minimize direct contact, we ask that you consider avoiding shaking hands or physical contact with the members of the family or other guests. 

 

Direct Eye Contact, Loving Words, and a Warm Smile can be as meaningful to the families as a traditional handshake or hug, especially during these difficult times.

 

  • We request that guests who are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath or have been in contact with or have recently traveled to any of the affected countries refrain from visiting the funeral home at this time. 
  • We have the ability to record (audio & video) and livestream any funeral service in our chapel for those who wish to stay home. 
  • For those who refrain from coming for any services you are welcome to leave messages for the family on our website – www.allenmortuaries.com 

 

If you have any questions about the funeral home operations, please feel free to contact us by email: [email protected], or calling: (435) 752-3245

 

Advanced Funeral Planning

 

For those wishing to pre-plan their funeral arrangements, we are still able to meet with you in person or via phone or video. To make an appointment or to receive a FREE pre-planning funeral resource guide, text/call (435) 881-8874.

 

Drew

When a family must select a mortuary, they look for one which has an established reputation for dignified, conscientious, efficient, and helpful service. We are extremely proud of the record of the Allen Mortuaries for this kind of service to the people of Cache Valley for over 80 years.

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