Edmonds & Evans Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Homes remain committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Edmonds & Evans will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.
And according to the CDC, at this time, there is no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19; however, federal, state and local public health guidance may impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may choose either burial or cremation as usual.
“At Edmonds & Evans, we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve,” said John Evans, Owner. “We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials. We are fortunate during this time to have the ability to livestream and record services, offer virtual arrangements along with online condolences, photo and story sharing on our website and have our own crematorium so that families are assured we are personally handling all aspects of any selected arrangement and service even in the event they can not be present. It is important during this time of social distancing that we can continue to offer ways the community can participate and support any family that experiences a loss.”
Evans continued: “Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.”
As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Indiana Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) and International Cemetery, Crematory and Funeral Service Association (ICCFA) Edmonds & Evans regularly receives information from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.