Notice: We are committed to serving our families and will continue doing so during this time, though our office will be closed through April 6th. As always, we are available 24/7 by telephone. We ask that all of you take the same necessary precautions as requested by Governor Holcolmb to combat COVID19.
Coronavirus - COVID19 News Release ~ March 18, 2020
an effort to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus,
Morgan County funeral directors and funeral home owners from Neal & Summers
Funeral and Cremation Center, Costin Funeral Chapel, Light Memorial &
Funeral Chapel and Jones Family Mortuary have taken a collaborative approach to
adhere to the mandates and protocols set forth by our federal government, the
Center for Disease Control, “CDC”, and the State of Indiana’s official
emergency declaration to the Coronavirus-COVID19.Our unified decision is a representation of
our professional and lawful responsibility to our communities and families, to protect the
public health and welfare, as well as, continue to provide proper care of the
deceased and compassion to those who grieve. As of March 17th, 2020,
Governor Holcomb released this statement:
And, the CDC added this to the attendance recommendation:
“For organizations that serve
people who are at a higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness, we
suggest you cancel events
for groups of 10 people or more.”
With a deep respect for our families and staff and in caring
for our communities, we will follow the Governor’s definition and consider visitation,
funeral and memorial services to be non-essential gatherings that are
applicable to the latest CDC recommendation…”canceling events for groups of 10
people or more”, immediately.At
this time, the four funeral homes listed above will NOT be hosting PUBLIC
gatherings; however, each of us will independently and diligently work with our
families to provide the same dignified and compassionate care you have all come
to know and expect.Your funeral
director will assist you in arranging private, family services now, with alternatives
utilizing available live streaming options and public events later.
Additionally, we ask that you follow the safety guidelines
- 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
eight (8) 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.We know that
this may cause additional hardships, and we have considered the
consequences.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.