Current Covid-19 Funeral Guidelines
- Visitations and Funerals open to guests and families, but are limited to socially distant capacities inside the buildings. Erlanger facility capacity is 46 and Burlington facility is 125 people excluding officiants, clergy, and staff, while maintaining a social distance of six (6) feet for attendees. Attendees can rotate in and out to adjust for capacity restraints.
- In accordance with Governor Beshear's December 14, 2020 Mandate: All persons attending a visitation or funeral will be required to wear a face mask or covering or they will not be allowed to enter our facility.
- Governor Beshear also stated "Any Individual who refuses to wear a face covering should not be served by the business in question. The Mandate will be enforced by the Kentucky Department of Health and Others
- Exceptions to the Mandate include individuals 5 years or younger or anyone with a disability or physical or mental impairment that would prevent them from wearing a face covering.
- Seating should be arranged that allows for social distancing of at least six feet for all services.
- Continued use of live streaming social medical broadcasts are encouraged as are the continued use of drive by visitations and drive in funerals.
- Attendees at outdoor services must maintain the six feet of social distance, if they are not of the same household. Attendees are, however, encouraged to stay in their vehicles.
- Due to the intimacy of funeral services we will be taking attendees’ temperatures and will not allow individuals with elevated temperatures or signs of illness to enter attend in-person services for the safety of guests and staff.
- We will also be collecting names of attendees for services for tracing purposes only.
- Assure that restrooms are used by one person at a time and all frequently touched surfaces throughout the facility are properly cleaned and are disinfected.(e.g. door knobs and handles) The facility will maintain a written disinfection plan that follows CDC guidelines.
- Must provide hand sanitizer, handwashing facilities, tissues and waste basket in convenient locations to the greatest extent possible.
- Restrict the use of all common areas (i.e. foyers, lobbies, vending areas and community/multi-purpose rooms) if possible and should not provide communal food or beverages.
- Encourage no handshaking, handholding and hugging and continue to post Health Department COVID safety signs.
- Encourage staff and pallbearers to take precautions to stay safe while they are in close proximity.