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In making arrangements, if you and your family wish, all arrangements can be made online and all documents can be signed online. If there is a document such as a cremation authorization that needs to be signed by multiple people and not everyone is in town or wants to come by, let us know. We can electronically send documents to anyone and everyone needed. All we need is an email address for each individual that needs to sign documents.
There are not any Local, State or Federal Government Mandates at this time. So there is not a limit for the number of attendees for any visitations or services. Social distancing and masks are encouraged but are not required at this time unless services are held at a location that privately mandates them.
UPDATE: February 26, 2021
As of 5:00 pm on this date, under Executive Orders, there is still no limit to the number of attendees to funeral, memorial and graveside services. The total number of attendees for indoor visitations is set to a maximum of 50. Social distancing and any other protective measures are still encouraged at this time.
UPDATE: May 22, 2020
As of 5:00 pm on this date, according to Governors Executive Order 141, there is no limit to the number of attendees to funeral, memorial and graveside services. The Order does keep the number of total attendees for visitations to a maximum of 10 indoors. Social distancing and any other protective measures are still encouraged at this time. This order is in effect until 5:00 pm Friday, June 26, 2020, unless otherwise amended.
UPDATE: April 29, 2020
The Cabarrus County Stay at Home mandate expired at 5:00 pm. Cabarrus County now falls under the NC Mandate. Under the NC Stay at Home Proclamation, Funeral/Memorials/Graveside services can now have a maximum of 50 people in attendance. Although this is still not the norm, 50 is much better than 10 that we were under. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call.
March 26, 2020
With Cabarrus County under an Emergency Stay at Home mandate, all services (funeral, memorial, graveside and visitations) are under a strict 10 person maximum.
For veterans and military retirees, all veteran military rites have been discontinued until further notice by all military branches. We, the funeral home staff, can fold and present the flag and play taps in lieu of traditional military rites. Also, the National Cemetery Administration which oversees the Salisbury National Cemetery has discontinued committal services until further notice. If a family wishes to see an interment, they may do so from their vehicles. Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, as part of the National Cemetery Administration’s on-going effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our employees conducting interments, NCA national cemeteries will not accept floral arrangements with direct interments. The National Cemetery Administration has stated, "Families that wish to place a floral arrangement(s) (limit 2) may do so after 4:30 pm on the day of interment or any time thereafter. This change will be in effect until further notice."
March 16, 2020
The families we serve are always our top priority. During confusing and concerning times such as the current COVID-19 event, we want to share our plans with you. We want to assure you that we are all in this together.
First, we are closely monitoring and following all guidelines from the CDC, national and state funeral associations, and local and state emergency services. As of Sunday, March 15, the CDC is recommending public gatherings should not exceed 50 people and as of Monday, March 16, NC authorities are mandating the 50 people maximum We are prepared to offer families the choice of online viewing of the funeral by family and friends or holding a private service at the time of death followed by a public memorial service at a later date. (If found in violation for the 50 person maximum, the offender will be charged with a Class 2 Misdemeanor.)
We have set in place new measures to help protect and accommodate the elderly, sick and members of the public. We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure their safety and comfort while honoring their loved one.
If a family is uncomfortable making arrangements in person, arrangements can be made remotely, either online or by teleconference.
• We encourage the use of our online guest books for condolence messages to the family.
• We have placed reminders throughout our funeral homes to ask that physical contact, such as shaking hands or hugging, be limited with family members.
• Our large gathering spaces will be set up to allow social distancing.
• We continue, as always, to provide professional hand sanitizer stations throughout our facilities and have enacted extra cleaning in all public areas.
Again, we are here to serve, protect and honor each family as we have been for over 114 years. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel to call Mike Reavis or Kevin Clark at 704-933-2131.
Please bare with us through this trying and unprecedented time. This information will be updated as we ourselves receive updates.