The Pable Evertz Funeral Home Family is Prepared to Safely Care For Families
The Pable Evertz Funeral Home family remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves, especially during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, the Pable Evertz Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.
A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association (NJSFDA), and the Monmouth and Ocean Counties Funeral Directors Association, the Pable Evertz Funeral Home regularly receives information via the NFDA, NJSFDA, from the CDC, NJ Department of Health, and other local agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. The NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we are all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, hand washing, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance on this topic, which we continue to follow.
To note just a few practices that the Pable Evertz Funeral Home have enhanced:
- All areas, both public and private, are cleaned regularly and a more intense sanitation is performed before and after any services. Including, but not limited to, entry and exit and restroom door knobs and handles, coat hangers, memorial contributions envelope holders, and photo and picture board easels
- The upholstery on furniture and carpets, including kneelers, couches, and drapery, are treated with fabric disinfectant/freshener and wastebaskets are sprayed with disinfectant regularly and before and after services
- A sanitizing air spray is used regularly to help cut down on airborne bacteria
- Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, as well as, disinfectant wipes, for any personal items you may need to clean, are available the funeral home. An abundance of tissues and c-fold towels have been placed around facility
- Proper hand washing information graphics have been posted in the rest rooms for quick reference
To help with some guidance, here are some preventive measures that the NJDOH recommends:
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your sleeve, not your hands
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Wash hands often for at least twenty seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. Use alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
The Pable Evertz Funeral Home is very sensitive to the emotional nature funeral, memorial, and celebration services represent. Crying, hugging, and human contact in general are so crucial to grief recovery that it is almost impossible to prevent. However, social distancing (e.g. limit or eliminate handshaking, personal contact) is encouraged and highly recommended.
If you are sick and feel you may be imposing a health risk to others, please stay home and/or avoid people that are sick. Please know that while we cannot disseminate personal information, such as addresses and phone numbers, the Pable Evertz Funeral Home will gratis:
- Mail, or in some cases, deliver any cards, Spiritual Bouquets, letters, or notes and they may be mailed or dropped off to the funeral home
- Talk with the family and with your florist or vendor for the direct delivery of floral tributes or food
- Email pics to you of flowers or items you send to the service
Day by day we will get through this together. As always, thank you from the entire Pable Evertz Funeral Home team.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT: At this time, CDC guidance states, “There is currently no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of COVID-19.” However, the CDC also notes, “People should consider not touching the body of someone who has died of COVID-19.”