To Our Families
Informational Bulletin on Funerals and COVID-19
We at Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home remain committed and prepared to safely care for the families we serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, we will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.
According to the CDC, at this time, there is no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19; however, federal, state and local public health guidance will impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan.
Under the current New York State mandates and guidelines issued by the Governor’s office, the ONLY visitation/services that can be held for the indefinite future is as follows:
You may have a gathering of the immediate family members at the funeral home for a private viewing/ceremony. The guidance further states the number gathered should be kept to as few as possible while maintaining social distancing mandates.
No other visitations are allowed.
Several cemeteries are limiting the number of guests for services to 10 people only.
We ask you to please be mindful of the situation, and we thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of every guest.
Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may safely choose any disposition such as burial, entombment or cremation as usual.
We recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve We will continue to guide families, as we have for 3 generations, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.
Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits and stress others to do the same, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.
We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have (315) 468-2431.
Stephen “Si” Bagozzi