Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services is Prepared to Safely Care for Our Families During the COVID-19 Health Emergency

By: Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Monday, March 16, 2020

While our nation continues to develop its response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services remains committed to providing the highest quality of care to families in their time of need.

During this time of uncertainty, we want to assure you that providing for the safety of our community is our greatest priority and we are taking aggressive measures to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve.

In accordance with the emergency protocols mandated by the State of Pennsylvania, the following precautions will be implemented to ensure the safety of our families, staff, and guests:

  • Arrangements or prerrangements (if necessary) are to be done by phone, fax, Skype, FaceTime, etc.
  • Per CDC recommendations, no additional public viewings will be scheduled until further notice. Family and private viewings will continue as scheduled.
  • Whenever possible, we will encourage families to limit public exposure by planning private services and/or limiting guest attendance.
  • Funerals with an attendance of more than 10 persons total (including staff) will be prohibited. Rotations are not permitted.
  • In order to provide “safe seating,” chapel services will be limited to 10 persons.
  • It is possible that due to changes in securing death certificates, cremations and burials may be delayed.

Our staff remains vigilant in our efforts to sanitize our facilities and ensure compliance with recommended best practices such as: staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. We encourage those that wish to support the families we serve to practice social distancing and refrain from common forms of embrace to further prevent the spread of the virus within our community.

We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state, and local public health officials. Whenever possible, we will continue to enable families to plan the traditional services that are most important to them.

We will continue to provide our families with updates as additional guidance from public health officials becomes available.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov or www.nfda.org/covid-19

Sincerely,

Vaughn C. Greene, President 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Understanding the Symbolism of the Most Popular Funeral Flowers

Before you tell the florist to “put something nice together” for a sympathy arrangement, give some thought to the message it’s sending. Ideally, the arrangement should reflect the life of the perso...

Dealing with a COVID-19 Loss: What Not to Say to the Bereaved

Even in the best of times, it is difficult to know how to help someone grieve. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, consoling a friend who has lost a loved one to the virus requires extra care and...

Follow These Tips to Safely Express Your Sympathy During COVID-19

When someone passes away, we are accustomed to gathering with family and friends to share our sympathies with the bereaved. This traditional, supportive gesture represents an important part of the ...

Written Condolence Etiquette: Do You Know the Rules?

Written condolences can be challenging to compose. Losing a loved one is a deeply personal event and everyone deals with their emotions differently, making it difficult to know what to say. Still...

The Other COVID-19 Toll: Managing Loneliness and Isolation

Human beings thrive on connection. Engaging with others reduces anxiety, helps to regulate emotions, lead to higher self-esteem, and can even improve our immune systems. While it is critically im...

Funeral Pre-Planning: The Ultimate Gift of Love

Any time is a good time to plan your funeral—except after you’ve already passed away. Can you imagine planning a wedding in just a few days? Or taking a trip abroad on the fly? Why leave the ulti...

Helpful Tips for Battling Senior Isolation and Loneliness amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the numbers of those infected with COVID-19 grow, the dangers rise for America’s vulnerable populations. The elderly are at risk for the most severe consequences, so it’s essential to make every...

Grief Support Groups: Get to Know the Positives and the Pitfalls

Are you considering joining a grief support group? Maybe it’s something that you’ve thought about but are just now considering seriously. Or perhaps finding a bereavement group was suggested to you...

Creative Ways to Use Cremated Ashes to Honor Your Loved One

Over the last decade, cremation has become the preferred funeral option in the United States. By 2040, it’s expected that cremation will represent an astonishing 80% of all end-of-life dispositions...

The Protocol for Funeral Processions: Ten Things You Should Know

A key part of good funeral etiquette involves following the protocols for the procession. Even if you’ve never participated in one, chances are that you’ve seen a funeral procession—also known as a...