Providing Care While Taking Precautions Obituary

Providing Care While Taking Precautions

BRACKETT FUNERAL HOME IS PREPARED TO SAFELY CARE FOR FAMILIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC All visitors to our facility are expected to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing. We remain committed and prepared to safely care for our community during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Brackett Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may choose either burial or cremation as usual. In response to increasing requests for pre-arrangement consultations, we are scheduling video conferences, using Skype or Zoom, for those wanting more personal contact than phone or email correspondence. We recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. 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. Regarding other services, we will default to the most recent directives received from our State leadership, below: Updated Guidance for Licensed Funeral Practitioners: These recommendations are compiled from six separate documents issued by the state. Please use common sense and err on the side of smaller, distanced and masked gatherings Continuing Practices from Phase 1: •Arrangement conferences limited to 5 persons •Acceptance of cremated remains limited to 2 family members On Sunday, November 1, Governor Mills announced changes to COVID-19 protocols as cases continue to spike. To implement these changes, the governor issued Executive Order 16 FY 20/21 (EO) on Wednesday, November 5. Of note for licensees of Maine Funeral Service, indoor gatherings will return to a maximum of 50 people, regardless of capacity. The gathering limit on outdoor activities remains at 100 people under existing guidelines, with physical distancing and the use of face coverings. In addition, masks are required in all public settings, regardless of the ability to physical distance. Public spaces include indoor spaces that are accessible to the public and outdoor spaces. The Executive Order also included changes to the list of states exempted from Maine's 14-day quarantine travel restrictions. Effective Wednesday, November 4, 2020, people traveling from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are no longer exempt from Maine's quarantine or negative test requirement. People coming here from these states must either quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative COVID-19 test with a sample taken less than 72 hours from arrival in Maine, quarantining while awaiting test results. This protocol includes Maine residents returning from one of the non-exempt states. **The Brackett Funeral Home continues to accommodate stay-in-vehicle funeral and memorial services at our funeral home or other appropriately authorized locations; complete with audio, tent and staging. Please contact us for more details.**
November 10, 202011/10/2020
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BRACKETT FUNERAL HOME IS PREPARED TO SAFELY CARE FOR FAMILIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMICAll visitors to our facility are expected to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing.We remain committed and prepared to safely care for our community during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Brackett Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one c...

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