Our Commitment to Serve During Coronavirus (Updated March 21)

Update 3/21/2020

This is truly an unprecedented time, and we are here for ANY family that is in need of our services at ANYTIME under ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!

In order to curtail community-spread and provide for adequate social distancing, all residents are ordered to remain in their residences and not gather publicly. All public funeral gatherings, viewings or ceremonies therefore should not be conducted in the funeral home, place of worship, cemetery or crematory until further notice. Only immediate family will be permitted to privately identify, participate in a non-public viewing and/or abbreviated service and witness the final disposition (if the individual cemetery or crematory permits).

We also have easily accessible teleconferencing available for face-to-face arrangement conferences with our licensed Funeral Directors; webcasting for private and/or public access to a viewing or funeral; and secure, remote e-signatures for legal documents relating to a funeral service.

As per the Diocese of Camden, those who wish to have a Catholic service must follow these guidelines outlined by the Bishop:

“While a public memorial can be scheduled for a later date, the burial of the dead may need to occur before that date – our cemeteries will be open, but pastors and funeral directors must limit those in attendance at a burial to 10 persons including the priest or deacon. The pastor/priest should celebrate a private Mass without a congregation on the day of burial for the deceased and inform the family that he has or will do so.”

Please contact us for questions and guidance at anytime. We will get through this together!

Our Commitment (Original Update)

Gardner Funeral Home’s highest priority is always the safety of our client families, community and associates. We know you continue to hear and see news reports about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and some of its effects around the world and in the USA. Our team is closely monitoring this evolving situation and are following the health guidance for funeral homes provided by the CDC.
As an extra layer of precaution for you, we suggest staying home if you are sick, washing your hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. We are supplying extra hand sanitizer stations in viewing rooms and will keep a supply of hand soap in all restrooms.
If, for some reason, an individual is unable to attend a service or a family decides to limit public access to a service, we will make webcasting available at no additional service charge.
We can also provide the ability to make virtual arrangements if this would be more comfortable for your family.
Simply put – we are going to do everything we can to support you and your family during this time.
We will continue to monitor CDC guidance and state and local health official guidance.

1 thought on “Our Commitment to Serve During Coronavirus (Updated March 21)”

  1. As always thank all of you for being there for us when we need your professionalism and sympathy. Thank you do.

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