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COVID 19 Policies & Requirements


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Since the COVID 19 Pandemic has affected our world, we have observed, prepared and adapted to the changes in medical information, suggestions and laws regulating our services. Our primary areas of focus are to keep the families we serve, our staff and community as safe as we possibly can while still providing meaningful service options. Below you will find a current copy of the mandatory regulations we must operate under in Georgia. These guidelines are to be observed by all funeral homes operating in the State of Georgia, not just our own.

Office Hours and Arrangements:

In an effort to safely meet with the families we serve, our hours and operational procedures have changed. Currently our normal office hours are Monday thru Friday from 9A.M. until 5P.M. We also conduct services on Saturday and Sunday; however, we kindly ask that families wishing to make arrangements call ahead of time to make an appointment. If we do not have services that weekend, the office will not be open.

During the arrangements, the funeral director will reiterate our current COVID 19 guidelines and policies. Should your family want additional measures taken during a service, please share them with the director you meet with.

We do ask that you wear a mask while making arrangements with one of our funeral directors.

At the family’s request, we can make many of the arrangements over the phone. However, there will still be some paperwork that will need to be signed in person.

Services & Visitations:

As with all funeral homes in Georgia, we are currently limited to 50-person capacity and social distancing during gatherings of any kind inside our facilities.

We do have seats and pews marked off inside our facility to comply with the social distancing requirements. Please do not remove the any signage, tape or rope marking off seats or areas.

Masks are not required to attend services or visitations inside our facility; however, they are highly recommended. We also have masks on hand for those who may have forgot to bring theirs. Hand sanitizer will be located in various places throughout our facility and guests are encouraged to use it.

We are also offering Livestreaming of services on our Funeral Home Facebook Page. Please let your funeral director know if you would like this option. Picture and sound quality of the recording will be varied depending on the internet service and the location where the service is held.

Graveside or outdoor services have also become a popular option with the rise in COVID awareness. We have adapted to this trend by offering a portable sound system in order to hear those officiating the service. Visitations held outdoors and livestreaming are available options to consider as well.

When conducting Services & Visitations at churches or other venues, the capacity and other regulations will be determined by that facility, not the funeral home. Our staff will do the best we can to ensure that guests comply with the rules of each facility.

Considering Others:

We certainly understand that the loss of a loved one is a very difficult and emotional time. We often have to stop ourselves when wanting to shake hands or giving someone a hug. We ask that you be mindful of those who may not be comfortable with handshakes, hugs or other outward signs of condolences during this time. Please ask for permission before doing so.

Should you have any symptoms or have recently tested positive for COVID 19 or any other contagious disease, we ask that you not attend the services or visitations. Special arrangements can be made with the family and each particular situation in order to allow you to pay your respects. Whether it be allowing you to come at a separate time than everyone else or giving you access to watch the services online. These special arrangements must be made with permission of the next of kin.

We will continue to update our policies with the current laws of our State.


THE STATE OF GEORGIA

All residents and visitors of the State of Georgia shall: 

Practice Social Distancing as defined herein and refrain from Gathering as defined herein  

Are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicable while outside their homes or place of residence, except when eating, drinking or exercising outdoors. 

Practice sanitation in accordance with the guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

No business, establishment, corporation, non-profit corporation, organization, or county or municipal government shall allow Gatherings of persons. 

Gathering is defined as more than 50 people present at a single location. 

II. Definitions, Item 4). 

Single location is defined as a space where all persons gathered cannot maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and another person. 

(II. Definitions, Item 11). 

Social Distancing is defined as keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home or place of residence. Persons practicing Social Distancing should stay at least 6 feet from other people, avoid assembling in groups, avoid crowded places, and avoid large crowds. 

II. Definitions, Item 12).

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