Our Plan for COVID-19
Loudoun Funeral Chapels COVID Policy on Religious Services
For the safety of our community, ANYONE living with or that has been exposed to COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, within 2 weeks, will not be allowed to enter the facility for arrangements/viewing services without successfully completed a Non-Employee Survey Form. Our staff will work to find an alternative option, such as use of video transmission, that allows viewing without entering the funeral home facility.
To Our Families and Community. Information on Funerals and COVID-19
The funeral home will allow public visitations with the rotation of visitors so long as no more than 10 people are gathered at any one time in each room of the facility. Employees (and non-employees such as a minister, organist, soloist, etc.) should not be counted in the 10 persons gathered to attend viewing/services.
Funeral / Religious Services
Individuals that attend Funeral / Religious services of more than 10 people are subject to the following requirements. Amended Executive Order 67 - limited attendance for religious services of up to 60 guests, 50% of occupancy. The guidance for "religious services" is as follows:
- Individuals attending religious services must be at least six feet apart when seated and must practice proper physical distancing at all times. Family members, as defined below, may be seated together.
- Marked seating and common areas where attendees may congregate in six-foot increments to maintain physical distancing between persons who are not family members.
- Any items used to distribute food or beverages must be disposable, used only once and discarded.
- Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently-contacted surfaces must be conducted prior to and following any religious service.
- Post signage at the entrance that states that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 is permitted to participate in the religious service. Staff will work to find an alternative option, such as use of the video transmission option, that allows viewing without entering the funeral home facility.
- Post signage to provide public health reminders regarding physical distancing, gatherings, options for high-risk individuals, and staying home if sick.
- individuals attending religious services must wear cloth face coverings in accordance with Amended Executive Order 63, Order of Public Health Emergency Five.
- If religious services cannot be conducted in compliance with the above requirements, they must not be held in-person.