Illinois funeral directors advise following gatherings guidelines
The Illinois Funeral Directors Association, IFDA, Board of Directors recommends following CDC guidelines on gatherings, and this includes those directly related to any funerals, visitations or graveside services.
The association posted the following information on its website:
All gatherings of 10 or more should be canceled, and/or only conducted with a limit of 10 or less people.
Viewings should only be conducted on bodies that have been embalmed and should only be permissive with 10 or less people.
Graveside services should be private and conducted with 10 or less people.
This information is subject to change per recommendations by the Federal Government and CDC.
These implemented directives are to comply with current recommendations by the Federal Government and the CDC.
Indeed, our compliance with these directives is to keep your families safe, as well as the staff at the respective funeral homes.
IFDA will be posting information on COVID-19 on the IFDA Facebook page as it is received. You do not need a Facebook account to view this information.