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We can all embrace a sense of optimism that the pandemic will subside once the vaccine delivery becomes more widespread, but in the meantime, we continue to be very conscious of giving proper guidance to the individuals and families we serve.
On this note, we share some key guidelines from the CDC (cdc.gov) that have been created to help lower the risk of COVID-19 at funeral services.
- Masks reduce the chances of getting and spreading COVID-19, particularly if social distancing cannot be maintained.
- Avoid sharing commonly used objects (e.g., religious books, programs, etc.) to help lower the risk of spreading COVID-19.
- Reduce the number of people who are engaged in activities like singing or chanting, as these behaviors can increase the amount of respiratory virus in the air.
- Practice increased hand hygiene, and cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and objects to help lower the risk of spreading COVID-19.
- Practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet between attendees, staff, and clergy officiants, especially when small, in-person services are held.
- Take extra precautions for those at increased risk for COVID-19, particularly those who are older or have pre-existing conditions, to help lower the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Livestreaming our services has been particularly effective as a safety precaution since the start of the pandemic. A virtual service is the lowest risk choice of all.