Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home is Prepared to Safely Care for Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.
As you are aware, we are experiencing unprecedented times. The situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is fluid and official Center for Disease Control guidance is continually evolving based on new information from scientists, public health officials, and our government.
We at Barlow-Bonsall continue to be a community leader by addressing this serious situation head on. Our foremost concern, while paying final respects to your loved one, is the health and well-being of you. Our management team, after conversations with federal officials about the role of funeral service during the COVID-19 pandemic, are taking the following measures regarding our funerals.
- Live streaming service available.
- While the amount of people we can safely host in a room at one time has been limited, we continue to increase the max capacity and encourage proper social distancing.
- We are still providing cremations & burials.
And 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 choose either burial or cremation as usual.
We recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve and we will continue to guide families, as we have for the past 125 years, 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 are all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. 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.