At Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, we remain committed to the health and safety of the families we serve, our employees, and our community. We want to assure you that we continue to take proactive measures to help prevent the spread of any potential illness. We are monitoring the situation closely by following local, state and national guidelines. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recently issued the following guidance to funeral service:
- You can still have a funeral or visitation.
- Decedents can be embalmed using proper industry practices.
- Decedents can be buried or cremated, and we comply with all state and local requirements.
We want to reassure you that we’ll continue to maintain our high health standards. We are committed to serving all families and we have asked any employee running a fever or having flu-like symptoms to stay home.
With such a time of uncertainty in the world caused by the spread of COVID-19, we also want to let you know what your options are. We at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services will always stress the importance of honoring your loved ones. We want to help you do so in a way that does not risk the health and well-being of your friends and family.
Know your options for funeral services
- Funeral services are considered an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will remain open to take care of your family and offer support.
- Based on CDC guidelines we recommend you gather safely, with a small group of 10 people or less. You can still have an intimate gathering that honors your loved one.
- We have a web conferencing setup available, so your family and friends don’t have to miss out on honoring your loved one even with gathering limitations.
- You may also stream the funeral from your phone, with the family’s permission.
- You can have a large gathering for your loved one as soon as it is deemed safe. Inquire about planning a larger service for a later date.
Ways you can support your family and friends who have lost a loved one:
- Write a condolence for the family on the funeral home website.
- Join the live stream and light a candle at home, if the family has chosen this option.
- More than ever, sign the guestbook online and share memories.
- Mail a card or letter, sharing great memories with the family.
- Give them a call, or FaceTime.
Know how to stay safe and healthy:
- Hold off on handshakes and hugs, but show your condolences and care in other ways.
- We are taking precautions outlined by the CDC and NFDA to keep your family safe during any planning or funeral service held at our facilities. Please adhere to hygiene and social distancing guidelines to help us in these efforts.