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COVID -19 Blyth Response

 

Blyth Funeral Home and Cremation Services is Prepared to Safely Care for Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Blyth Funeral Home remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Blyth Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.

A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Blyth Funeral Home regularly receives information via NFDA 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.

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. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may continue to choose either burial or cremation as before.

We recognize and take very seriously our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve as well as our staff. We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully and safely commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.  On April 1, 2020, the NFDA, in alignment with White House and CDC guidance, issued strong recommendations for avoiding gatherings in groups of more than 10 people for the foreseeable future.

 Every effort is being made by Blyth Funeral Home to abide by all regulations and guidelines, and at the same time accommodate the family’s wishes.

 

Steps we are taking include the following:

  • Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we are all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our local public health officials continue to offer helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.
  • In order to avoid compromising the health of our visitors, we have online Tribute Walls available and the option to call our office for us to add your name to the register books.
  • Making funeral arrangements or advance funeral planning by phone or teleconference if families prefer not to make in-person arrangements. Helping families with options including a private funeral now and/or a memorial service at a later date when the ban has been lifted.
  • Live Streaming of private services held in our Chapel is available as an option for families, as well as the option of additional, separate rooms as required in order to maintain social distancing. 
  • We have placed reminders throughout our funeral home to ask that physical contact, such as shaking hands and hugging be avoided.
  • We continue, as always to provide hand sanitizer stations throughout our facilities, and enacted extra cleaning schedules in all public areas.

 

 

Remembering a Life

https://www.rememberingalife.com/covid-19 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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