COVID-19 Release Statement: Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center is honored to have the opportunity to care for those who have died while also caring for those who mourn. Our responsibility in providing care, at times demands that we make decisions and implement practices, while confusing and potentially difficult, that are made for the greater good of public health and welfare.
As licensed Indiana funeral directors and funeral homes, the protection of public welfare and health, along with prevention in the spread of infectious disease is part of our fundamental duty of care and legal responsibility. Indiana Code 25-15-2-17(7)
With this is mind, the staff at Neal & Summers is committed to strictly following all prevailing federal, state, and local mandates in suppressing the spread of COVID-19. While restrictive to public gatherings and events, these mandates are for the greater good of our community, staff, families, and nation.
We are living in unprecedented and extraordinary times, filled with anxiety and uncertainty; we are sensitive that experiencing death is never easy, but most especially during times of national emergency when such restrictions may be in place. Amid these uncontrollable circumstances, Neal & Summers remains committed to you and your family while caring for your loved one.
Although service options in the immediate future may be limited or nontraditional due to these public health-related mandates, we will diligently work with you to find appropriate options and alternatives for your immediate needs within the current restrictions and assist in planning for future public memorial events when circumstances have improved.
Meanwhile, we ask that you please adhere to the following restrictions and/or requests:
- Anyone who is experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, unusual body aches, and/or nausea or has been in contact with anyone experiencing any of these symptoms, please refrain from visiting the funeral home at this time.
- Please refrain from visiting the funeral home if you have traveled out of the U.S., been on a cruise ship or airline within the past two (2) weeks.
- Please exercise social distancing as suggested by the CDC and remain 6 feet away from one another.
- Please avoid shaking hands, giving hugs, or any physical contact with the members of the family or other guests while visiting the funeral home and elsewhere.
We will also be doing our part to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus internally by practicing heightened personal protection and frequent disinfection of doorknobs, light switches, restrooms, and other areas within the funeral home.
This is a serious time in our nation; one that deserves and demands serious action. Please know that it is our prayer, that by being cautious and remaining steadfast, our sole intent is to protect you and our communities, while helping our nation recover from this disaster more quickly. By working together professionally and as a community, we can accomplish great things… “United we stand, divided we fall.” – Abraham Lincoln
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us and are truly humbled that you find our family worthy of caring for your family at such an important time.