Planning a funeral is a difficult and stressful process and add a pandemic onto that and you’ve got a very real obstacle to hurdle. Managing things such as how to hold a service safely, can prove extremely challenging and without one clear answer. Fortunately, we want to help those who are tasked with planning a funeral during this specific time in our lives. While the service may lack some things, the most important thing is that it honors your loved one in the most meaningful way possible. Our cremation services in Lecanto, FL are here to help you through any process or service that you need. Reach out today!
When planning a service during the coronavirus pandemic, you’ll want to consider your state’s COVID-19 regulations about gatherings and services. New regulations are being implemented almost every day, so remain aware of the changes happening your state. Additionally, your funeral director may have to implement a limit on those who are able to gather at the service you are planning, so expect some changes. Based on these various limitations, you may have to make your service private, with only a select few friends, family, and colleagues allowed to attend in person.
Consult Your Funeral Director
Funeral directors have proven themselves expert in adapting with our current landscape and have gotten very creative with how to hold meaningful services during this pandemic. Consult your funeral director about the options available. A lot of people are opting to hold services online, for example, as this is a great and socially distant way in which mourners can come together and collectively pay their respects to the deceased.
Choose a Service Style
Live streaming funeral services and memorials are an increasingly popular way in which people are choosing to safely honor their loved one. For funeral services that are exclusively private with only a few select individuals allowed to attend in person, they may organize a way to livestream the event for those who are unable to attend. There are so many unique and great ways to get creative with a livestreamed event as well! Individuals unable to attend can send in personalized messages or flowers to be shown and displayed during the service, offering a sense of unity among all of those who are mourning.
A drive-by service is exactly what it sounds like, individuals who are not immediate family can drive by the funeral home, where the casket will be displayed out front alongside members of the immediate family, and honk, wave signs, say prayers, and pay their respects to the lost life.
A lot of people are deciding to combine the funeral service with the graveside service, so that mourners are able to attend while outdoors and socially distanced. This is a great option for those who aren’t fans of the idea of going online or having a drive-by service. Be sure to consult with your state’s rules and regulations as well as your funeral director before making this decision!
Our cremation services in Lecanto, FL are available. We hope that you will contact us with any questions or concerns you may have!