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The Magner Funeral Home, as always, will continue to offer compassionate care to our families, in a safe environment during this viral pandemic.
As a member of the Selected Independent Funeral Homes, our staff is proactive in obtaining accurate up-to-date information related to the safety of our staff and the community we serve, as well as the many federal, municipal and religious protocol changes. We can offer you recommendations on how to best honor your loved one, while observing safer practices.
In addition to common-sense refraining from hugs and handshakes, we have provided for increased sanitization procedures of our entire facility and vehicles. Our staff protocol includes hand sanitizer before & after any public contact, monitoring of staff temperatures, and the use of shoe shields when entering nursing homes or private homes. To limit exposure, we are also offering arrangements, when possible, over the phone or via internet. We have the capability to record or provide online remote attendance options for family services, providing a way to participate in funeral or memorial services, without endangering yourself or others.
We know that funeral rituals are an important part of any family’s history. Time honored traditions, and the peace of mind, in knowing that you are following in the footsteps of those who have gone before you is an important aspect of any funeral service. Whenever possible, Magner Funeral Home will strive to offer meaningful services for your family; whether it be a private viewing for family members, graveside burial service, or cremation. A more public gathering can be held in the future, when health concerns return to a more normal level.
While we understand that it is upsetting that the funeral service we all expected cannot happen at this time, we will do our very best to provide a meaningful, special service for your loved one. In any case, we ask that the maximum number of attendees be limited to ten, to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.
The State of Connecticut is currently working on protocols to provide death certificates to the family in a timely manner. At this time, cremations and burials can take place, as well as private family visit with limited attendees.
Please call us with any questions or concerns.