To Our Families
Contact: Dorianne Stellato Kryzsiak
Stellato Funeral Homes Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We remain committed and prepared to safely care for the families we serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In accordance with 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 gathering size 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.
At Stellato Funeral Home, 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. 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.”
Effective Saturday March 21, 2020, according to Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order #107, no public funeral gatherings can be conducted until further notice. We must adhere by the following guidelines:
· Only immediate family is permitted to privately participate in non-public services at the funeral home.
· Abbreviated services at places of worship and cemeteries will continue at the discretion of the individual location.
- Immediate family members who are sick, who are not feeling well, or are in quarantine must refrain from attending services.
- Those of an at-risk population are encouraged to stay home (ie. Elderly/ Immunocompromised)
- When attending services, we encourage hand washing and social distancing. Although it will be difficult when with your own family members, we request that you refrain from direct contact through embracing and hand shaking at this time.
- We will have hand sanitizer and additional tissues available around that lobby and viewing areas to help in limiting the spread of germs.
**** Please use our website, stellatofuneralhomes.com,
to share your sympathies or memories on a loved one’s tribute wall***
As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), we regularly receive information via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As always, our staff is
here to assist you at any time.