COVID-19


site image

Our response to the growing pandemic

In summary:
  • You can still have a funeral or visitation.
  • You can still choose between cremation or burial
  • We are taking extra precautions to sanitize our funeral home
  • Staff is available to aid anyone uncomfortable touching registry books, doors, etc.
Visitations and Funerals
At this time, CDC guidance states, “There is currently no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of COVID-19.” However, the CDC also notes, “People should consider not touching the body of someone who has died of COVID-19.”

As with any gathering or event, you should check with local health officials to determine whether there are any prohibitions on holding public events, such as a visitation or funeral.

If you are uncomfortable holding a funeral service at this time, there is always the option to do a memorial service in the future once life has returned to normal.

If you are uncomfortable visiting the funeral home for visitation or services, we ask you to stay safe and not attend but reach out to the family to pay your respects.

Cremation or Burial
At this time, the CDC states that decedents with COVID-19 may be buried or cremated according to the family’s preferences. However, this is possible to change as the situation develops.

Funeral Home Precautions
We are taking the growing coronavirus pandemic very seriously. Our funeral home is constantly being cleaned and disinfected to try and ensure the safety of not only the families that we serve, but for the friends and relatives visiting. Our staff is available to assist anyone who feels uncomfortable opening doors, signing registry books, leaving cards, and things of the like. Our building is stocked with hand sanitizers and soap to make sure everyone has ample ability to clean and disinfect.

For further information regarding COVID-19 please refer to the CDC's website:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need help: 330-633-3350
© 2020 Donovan Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS