Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home is fully prepared to safely care for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. We've outlined some of our most frequently asked questions:
How has our arrangement process changed?
We are currently following recommended guidelines and are limiting face to face meetings. We can complete most of the arrangement process by phone and online.
Am I allowed to have a viewing for my loved one?
At this time, a private viewing can be arranged for 10 immediate family members. In light of the rising rate of infection and increasing deaths, this is a measure that is necessary to prevent community spread of and deaths due to COVID-19.
Am I able to be present for internments?
Several local cemeteries are limiting interments to direct burials, without funeral service. Some cemeteries are not permitting families to be present.
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. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed.
At Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. We will continue to guide families, as we always have, 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, 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.
If the staff of Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home can be of assistance, please contact us at 412-761-2441.