COVID-19 Update


July 22, 2020

STATEWIDE MASK ORDER

Governor DeWine announced that beginning on Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m., a statewide mask mandate will go into effect for citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties.

All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when: 

At an indoor location that is not a residence

Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members

Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.

The order only requires those 10 years old or older to wear a mask. 

Additional exclusions include:

Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability;

Those who are actively exercising or playing sports;

Those who are officiants at religious services;

Those who are actively involved in public safety; or

Those who are actively eating or drinking.


May 22, 2020

Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home will continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the CDC and Heath Department. 

 - Social distancing of six-feet separation from funeral home staff and family should be observed and the seating in our chapels will reflect this with the separation of chairs for the safety of those attending.

- Please consider sharing your condolences with a family through memorial contributions, a card, phone call, email or a message on our website at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

- We will have signs posted at our entrances listing virus symptoms and request those feeling the effects to pay their respects in an alternate manner. 

- Lounge areas will continue to be closed to all food and drink. 

- Our staff is required to wear masks, and will do so for your safety.

- The public is not required to wear masks, however; it is encouraged especially during visitation for the safety our staff and our community.

- We will continue to sanitize throughout any visitation and then again afterwards or after any funeral service.


March 26, 2020

Please review new guidelines for Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Homes in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

•When possible, at-need and pre-need arrangement conferences, as well as monument sales, will be made via telephone calls, and/or other electronic means including emailed documents.

•Should you need to pay on an account, please call our office.

•We will continue to meet in person with families that do not have means of telecommunications or electronic communications, limiting the conference to 2 people.

•We will conduct only private visitation and funeral services, but hold the right of discretion on location of service based on church and funeral home guidelines.

•Only 10 or less immediate family participants at one time in the room with deceased at any private visitation.

•Only 50 or less immediate family participants at any private funeral service.

•Social distancing of six-feet separation from funeral home staff and family should be observed and the seating in our chapels will reflect this with the separation of chairs for the safety of those attending.

•Visitation and funeral services for larger gatherings may be hosted at a later date in order to maintain tradition in our communities.

•When possible, we will offer to allow the family or our staff to record and/or live stream events.

• Please consider sharing your condolences with a family through memorial contributions, a card, phone call, email or a message on our website at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

•We will have signs posted at our entrances listing virus symptoms and request those feeling the effects to pay their respects in an alternate manner.

•Lounge areas will be closed to all food and drink.

•We will continue to sanitize, sanitize, sanitize!

We care about your health and implore you to exercise aggressive measures in funeral home business practices to limit your exposure. The Staff of Love - Heitmeyer understand the challenges these adjustments present and ultimately, the practices we implement to protect your family and ours.



March 24, 2020

Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home is an “Essential Business” and will remain open. We are committed to providing our communities with resources that ensure the health and well-being of our staff, as well as the families we compassionately serve. A safe environment to work and gather in is vital to limiting the spread of COVID-19 among staff and the public. We will continue to post information regarding guidelines set forth by our national and state organizations. Please fell free to call any of our 6 locations or email us at lovefuneralhome@bright.net during this time with any questions.  Thank you for your continued support!

Below is an informative site to provide valued information about funeral options, attendance and support for those dealing with loss during this time.   

http://www.rememberingalife.com/covid19


March 17, 2020

To our valued communities,

Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know that we at Love Heitmeyer Funeral Homes are taking precautions to limit exposure to the coronavirus. We are still operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week making certain that those entrusted to our care and the families we serve are receiving uninterrupted service and attention, regardless of the cause of death. Serving our communities with loss is our privilege and honor. Love Heitmeyer Funeral Homes stay in contact with federal and state agencies including the Center for Disease Control, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Emergency Management Agency and Ohio Funeral Directors Association. 

Ohio funeral homes are required to participate in public health and safety training annually. As health officials have indicated, one way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus is through limiting public gatherings. Social distancing is the best way to limit the spread of the COVID-19. If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19 please refrain from going out into the public. Staying home speeds your recovery and prevents spreading illness, as well as protects those in high-risk groups. If you are experiencing a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, we encourage you to not attend funeral services. 

Our sympathies go out to anyone who has the additional burden of grief and loss during this time, and we are here to guide each family with their needs on an individual basis. Furthermore, we encourage bereaved families to work with us to create meaningful services that fall within the governor’s, and Center of Disease Control, emergency order of limiting large public gatherings. We can offer options to let the bereaved know you support or care for them during this difficult time such as expressing your condolences via our website www.lovefuneralhome.com.  We are your neighbors and friends who live and work in your communities and we take the impact of this pandemic seriously. Above all, we are committed to the families we serve. We remain focused on maintaining high standards and ethical practices as we serve the dead and bereaved with the health and well-being of our communities in mind as we move forward together in the coming weeks and months. 


Sincerely,

The Staff of Love Heitmeyer Funeral Homes

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