To the valued families we serve,
These are definitely unprecedented times for all of us. Our priority is the health and safety of our families, our community, and our staff. We are still operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week making certain that those entrusted to our care and the families we serve are receiving the best possible services, regardless of the cause of death. Serving our communities with their loss is our privilege and honor.
As of Sunday March 22, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, with guidance from the Center for Disease Control, The World Health Organization, The Ohio Funeral Director's Association, and The National Funeral Director's Association, set forth guidelines as it pertains to Ohio deaths and funeral services. His requirements are that NO PUBLIC VISITATIONS OR FUNERALS be held at this time, only private services with a small number of family members in attendance. In addition, the CDC Guidelines, dictate that gatherings be 10 people or less.
We stand united in doing our part to compassionately care for and serve our community. We appreciate your cooperation in working with us in honoring your loved one in ways that are meaningful and that also take into consideration current FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDELINES, regarding public health and safety. As a caring community, we are facing the challenges that are arising with the Coronavirus.
We are monitoring and evaluating developments of the coronavirus, and trying to adhere to the ever-changing recommendations of Governor DeWine, the National Funeral Director Association, the Ohio Funeral Director Association, and the Center for Disease Control. In accordance with Governor DeWine’s proposal, with the main focus being the prevention of spreading this illness to others, consequently, for the foreseeable future, we will be conducting private family calling and services with the option of complimentary webcasting or video recording of the services. A larger public service may be held at a later date after the restriction on gatherings is lifted.
If you are a family member and you are not feeling well we ask that you please do not attend the visitation or services. Please understand that this was a very difficult decision to make and we recognize the importance of visitations and services for those who are grieving, we will return to normal operations as soon as the CDC recommends that it is safe to do so.
For the general public we ask that you send families online condolences, cards, or floral tributes to let families know that your thoughts and prayers are with them.
We will increase infection control, disinfection, and cleaning according to CDC guidelines.
All families are requested to assess their own health before coming to the funeral home, if you are not feeling well, please do not come.
If you have experienced a loss and need to make funeral arrangements we can do so over the phone or by email if you prefer rather than coming in to the funeral home.
Most of all, remember that during times of uncertainty it is important to rely upon one another and to come together as a community. Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be a part of our community and will do all we can to be there for you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you should have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us.