Hills Funeral Home Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
We remain committed and prepared to safely care for the families served 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. At other times we will follow the orders of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State Of North Carolina Policy's.
According to the CDC, at this time, federal, state and local public health guidance does impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan at the death of ANY person . Families may choose either burial or cremation as usual. As of October 2, 2020 the governor has amended Executive Order NO. 169 Phase 3 to change funeral gathering size from 50 to 100 in a single room or space at the same time and observe social distancing requirements. Meetings of any kind at this time is not more than 10 people who must observe the 6 foot rule at all times.
We at Hills 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 following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, covering coughs and sneezes, not touching our face and observing social distancing when possible. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow. We regularly receive information via the office of the Governor, the Department of Health and Human Services , the Board of Funeral Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States and the role of funeral service as it relates to the global pandemic.
We remind our clients that North Carolina has been declared a State of Emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic and a State Wide Stay At Home order has been imposed under Executive Order 121. We encourage families to cooperate with the funeral home as we carry out the governors orders. We also encourage our families to practice the "Stay At Home Order" and to protect themselves and their family members. At this time the CDC has added that for the safety of everyone and to help to contain COVID-19, cloth face covering in public settings should be used as a volunteer health measure. When scheduling conferences at our funeral home we encourage our families to observe these safety health measures.
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