Ideas to Host a Socially Distanced Funeral Service
How to Hold a Socially Distanced Funeral during the Corona Pandemic
The Coronavirus pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives. From online learning to working from home, masking up and keeping a safe distance from others around us, it is so important to maintain these habits to stop the spread of this disease. State and local authorities are also putting mandates in place to limit the amount of people gathering inside bars, restaurants, weddings, parties and funerals. Funerals are very important across all religions and cultures for the grieving family and friends to mourn, celebrate and find long-term closure. Since the regulations are constantly changing across the nation, AG Peters & Sons provides several socially distanced funeral ideas to celebrate the life of your deceased loved one safely.
4 Safe Socially Distanced Funeral Ideas
Zoom Celebration of Life: The use of Zoom and other such video communication services allow multiple family members to meet and speak from the safety of their own homes. A Zoom funeral meeting allows mourners to share stories about the deceased and offer condolences to friends & family.
Drive Thru Viewing & Visitation: While a virtual meeting amongst loved ones is a great opportunity to find healing, many people see a viewing service more beneficial to their long term closure. Drive through or walk through viewings allow mourners to view the body or casket through a window and pay their final respects.
Livestream Funerals: You can also make arrangements with your funeral home to livestream the entire service, which can be done easily through Facebook and other such apps. The immediate family will attend the funeral in person while grieving family & friends can watch the service live through their phone or computer.
Limited Attendance Outdoor Funeral: Depending on the size of your family you can also opt to have a very small funeral with limited attendance in accordance with state & local guidelines. Once it is safe to do so, you can then plan a larger celebration of life event.
Celebration of Life Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic
After the loss of a loved one people need the opportunity to mourn and find solace through a proper funeral service. With tight restrictions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, families are losing the opportunity to find that comfort surrounded by their loved ones. These socially distanced funeral ideas give you the chance to hold a funeral or memorial service safely & following all CDC guidelines.