Funerals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We care deeply about your health and safety as we go through this challenging time. Should you experience the loss of a loved one, we are here for you. Please review this information about how we are functioning as funeral providers to deliver the best possible service to help you start on your path to healing after loss.
We can abide by social distancing guidelines for in-person funeral arrangements. If you are more comfortable staying at home, we can accomplish everything remotely. This includes completing all the necessary legal paperwork and coordinating any details associated with your funeral service.
In-Person Visitations and Funeral Services
We have made preparations at our facility to abide by state and CDC public health guidelines to allow you to have a meaningful in-person viewing, funeral, or memorial service.
We have implemented the following policies to ensure funerals can be held for the immediate family while also meeting public health guidelines:
- Per current IDPH guidelines, social distancing is required, and physical contact like hugging and kissing discouraged. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated and who are over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) are required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance.
- Per Kane County’s improvement to a Bridge Phase, as of May 17, 2021, the maximum capacity for visitations and funerals in our facility is 250 people. (Houses of worship may have larger capacities, depending upon their size and policies.)
- Hand sanitizer is readily available in our entryway for use upon entry and exit from our facility. You can also wash your hands with soap anytime in our bathrooms.
- Anyone exhibiting signs of illness are discouraged from entering the facility.
- Webcasting and recordings will be made available for mourners to access safely from home.
Planning Your Future Public Service – It’s Not Too Late
Our professionals are here to help you plan the public funeral service you desire, once the pandemic has abated and social distancing is no longer required. It is never too late to honor your loved one’s memory.
We know you’ve already sacrificed so much to stay healthy. If you lose a loved one during the pandemic, you don’t have to sacrifice the funeral you need to heal. Celebrations of Life can be held on any timeline.
Is there a special birthday or wedding anniversary? Consider holding your service on another meaningful day, on your own terms, once gathering restrictions have ended. Our professionals will help you take advantage of the additional time to plan a meaningful public memorial down the road. Take full advantage of the extra time to decide on the very best ways to honor your loved one’s memory.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us 24/7 at 847-741-1128. We are here for you, now and always.
Daniel and Joy Symonds
Symonds-Madison Funeral Home