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How are we keeping our staff, families and community safe & healthy?

We want to keep our staff, families, and community safe and healthy. We have been staying closely connected with public health recommendations and professional associations so that we can responsibly care for our community. 

Based on the State of Illinois' recommendations as of 6/26/2020, the following applies to appointments, services, and arrangement conferences:

We are now in Phase 4 of reopening...what does that mean for us?

•Ceremonies can be public events again

•50 people or less at a time in our facilities- our staff will be monitoring the number of people in attendance at events to help ensure proper social distance

•We'll require masks in accordance with mandates by the State of Illinois

•We'll encourage social distancing and handwashing/sanitizing

•We may begin scheduling events that were "postponed" during the initial restrictions

•Churches or other venues may have different policies that we will abide by


Because there is much uncertainty surrounding this pandemic, here are some things we want you to know about our current response to this dynamic COVID-19 situation:

-We are proactively operating our business and adapting policies as more information develops. We are still here to respond to your need for our services.

-We are trained in safe, proper care and preparation of those who have died and are staying current with recommended practices. We will still respond to calls when a death occurs.

-We are taking preventative measures to reduce exposure opportunities in our facilities, keeping commonly used surfaces disinfected, and practicing good hygiene.

-Remember that there are ways to support families during a loss other than your presence at an event. Offer an online condolence, call, or send a card instead.

-With appropriate family permissions, video and audio recordings of services can be made available as a livestream or recording for public viewing, which can be accessed through our obituary pages.


We're so grateful for everyone's understanding and cooperation thus far

We have developed these policies for the safety and health of those we care about...our community, our families, and our staff. We believe that prevention is the best defense; taking precautions and making responsible social choices protect the most vulnerable around us as well as ourselves. Staying healthy matters to us!

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