Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services is operating business as usual and remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families we serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, we will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.
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; however, federal, state and local public health guidance may impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may chose either burial or cremation as usual.
At Griffith-Cline we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. 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. Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. We are committed to keeping our facility and equipment clean and sanitized. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.
We are following the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding mass gatherings as well as the guidelines issued by the National Funeral Directors Association and regulations put in place by the State of Florida and the counties we serve. We encourage you to stay informed about this virus and stay safe. Please know that we are here to serve you today, as we have been for the past 82 years and we have been able to create options for every facet of funeral planning and execution, whether the final disposition is burial or cremation. Telephone us at 941.748.1011
to speak with one of our experienced funeral directors who can help guide you through these difficult times.
For more information regarding COVID-19 and how it impacts funerals please click the heading below to be forwarded to the National Funeral Directors web page dedicated to this topic.