Answering Common Questions About COVID-19 And Funeral Services

Posted on March 17, 2020 by Mary Burdo under Uncategorized
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At Cook Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we remain committed to the health and safety of the families we serve, our employees, and our community.

We are following and monitoring the guidelines from the National Funeral Directors Association and the CDC.  The leadership and staff of Cook Funeral Home remain vigilant and available to serve our community as safely and prudently as possible.

Memorial Gatherings and Funeral Services
All services or ceremonies will proceed as scheduled. In the event of cancellations or rescheduling, we will post notifications to our Facebook page as well as the decedent’s memorial page on our website. If you are feeling ill, please exercise an abundance of caution by staying home. We invite you to share your condolences online at All members in attendance of visiting hours or services are respectfully requested to avoid physical contact with others. Hand sanitizer is available at our locations and we highly encourage through hand washing.

Attending Services For Decedents Who Pass Away From COVID-19
Our staff follows strict protective measures when preparing remains for burial or cremation. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recently issued the following guidance to funeral service:

  • You can still have a funeral or visitation.
  • Bodies can be embalmed using proper industry practices.
  • Decedents can be buried or cremated, and we comply with all state and local requirements.

Our staff is committed to providing you a protected but respectful opportunity to say goodbye to your loved one.

Making Funeral Arrangements
If a family has had a death as a result of COVID-19, either suspected or confirmed, we respectfully request to make all arrangements via phone, email or video conference. This measure will be put in place to protect our staff from sharing this virus with the broader community. Our commitment to our client families is to continue to provide exceptional attention to detail and care despite this temporary method of communication. And as part of our ongoing commitment to our community, we will waive any funeral home related charges for delayed services.


For more answers and clarification, please contact us at [email protected]



Mary Burdo

Our family has a heritage spanning three generations of helping families navigate their way through grief. We are a full-service funeral and cremation service emphasizing the value of the path toward healing for the living.


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