Because we value the
health and safety of the families we serve and that of our employees, we want
to reassure our families and guests that Greenwood Funeral Homes and Cremation continues
to take unprecedented steps, including reduced business hours, to protect everyone that enters our doors in the face
of the coronavirus threat, also known as COVID-19.
In addition to
following CDC and Government Guidelines for lowering the transmission of the coronavirus, we are increasing our efforts by:
Continuing to monitor all of our cleaning and disinfectant efforts with increased emphasis on high use areas.
Limiting face-to-face meetings in the funeral home and until further notice, business hours from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | 7 day/week.
Handling arrangement conferences over the phone.
Utilizing online document transfers with secure electronic
Using email for appropriate communications to include obituaries.
Not scheduling viewings or visitations other
than identification purposes for cremation.
Currently NOT scheduling any funeral or memorial services, life celebrations or rosaries in our facilities, but recommending that families proceed with the burial or cremation and work with our directors to schedule an appropriate remembrance service after this crisis.
Conducting burials and interments in our cemetery and mausoleum, while working with families to strictly limit attendance of graveside or cryptside events to no more than 10 people.
Halting the use of our limousine services for all family transportation to include graveside or cryptside services.
Through this unusual time, we continue to encourage
our families and guests to do their part to combat this virus: Stay at home
when you or your children are sick. Wash hands frequently. Cover
your mouth with tissues when coughing or sneezing. Avoid people who are
sick with respiratory symptoms and touching eyes with your fingers. And sadly, refrain from handshakes, hugs and kisses until this situation passes... and it will!
The coronavirus threat indeed creates
a complex and evolving situation. For more than 100 years and after
two World Wars, numerous disasters and a multitude of health threats and
difficult times, we at Greenwood have walked with families through all kinds of problems. We promise that our efforts to continue this tradition of service and care will not be hampered by this current threat. We will
get through this and we will do it the same way we always have – together.