We, the management and staff of the Joseph M. Johnson and Son Funeral Home would like to thank you for allowing our family to serve yours in the time of need. We want to ensure you that we are here to serve you in every capacity possible. Though these are unsettling times in neighborhoods, country and even our world, your loved one's life is still important and we plan to celebrate it the way in which is pleasing to your desires.
As always, we are making the safety and well being of you, your family and friends a priority. In order to do this, we need to make some temporary adjustments for future services, and interactions at this time. Again, these are ONLY temporary until the Commonwealth of Virginia lifts the ban on COVID-19 restrictions.
*Arrangement Conference: Limit the arrangement conference to 3-5 essential decision-makers; limit ages: 15 and under and 70 and over are asked not to attend the arrangement conference.
*Visitations, Funeral Services and Gravesides: We have been asked to limit gatherings to 10 people or less and to explain to our families the reason why. We encourage our client families to have small, private visitations, funerals, gravesides, etc. with less than 10 people or chapel funerals with less than 10 people. Any inside services will last only one hour to help decrease long periods of time of exposure.
*Limited Transportation: We ask our client families to consider not utilizing our ‘family car(s)’, due to the practice of social distancing. We will only be responsible for the transportation of the deceased.
*Limited Home Set-Ups: We ask our client families to consider not utilizing our home set-ups, i.e. chairs, door badges, and register stands.
Though we always try to keep our funeral home clean and sanitary, we are making additional efforts to keep our facility free of germs, by implementing extra cleaning measures.
Additional guidelines for funeral services will be discussed at the initial consultation. We appreciate your understanding throughout these difficult times.
Universal Precautions: Wiping down all door handles every hour, hand sanitizer at the entry and exit of facility, viewing room(s), Chapel, signs in lavatory reminding and instructing to wash hands, social distancing; we may refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands, if you cough or sneeze use a tissue and dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately.