COVID-19 Pandemic Update as of November 20, 2020
Strike Life Tributes Funeral and Cremation Services remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Strike Life Tributes will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them. With State of Minnesota restrictions on group gatherings, however, large traditional public celebrations of life, memorial services and funerals with receptions currently are limited. (The state’s current rule limits gatherings to 50% of capacity, social distancing by household groupings or individuals and wearing a mandated face mask indoors and walk through visiting times.)
With our facility and being able to utilize our reception areas for spreading people out, we can provide more options during these difficult times. Through managing traffic flow, sanitizing as entering and exiting, social distancing while in the building, and wearing face coverings/masks, a fairly large number of people could come through safely for a visitation. Some families choose to have a small or private service after a public walk through visitation. The service could be livestreamed or recorded if the family chooses. Other families prefer to have a graveside service, being able to distance outside also allows for a larger group. Some churches have held outdoor services and more will likely hold reduced capacity services as well.
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. Families may choose either burial or cremation as usual. The group gathering restrictions will still apply, however.
We urge those that do attend services to follow recommended healthy habits, such as social distancing, hand hygiene, covering cough and sneezes, and using our hand sanitizer. Use of homemade masks is now mandated. We do request that anyone who may be more susceptible to COVID-19, to please not attend visitations or funerals at this time.
We will continue to serve families, as we always have, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials. Our office hours remain the same and we are available 24 hours a day by phone to serve the community. Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits. We thank you for placing your trust in us and we are honored to continue serving families through such difficult times.
If you have any questions or want to discuss current options, please call us at 763-689-2070 in Cambridge or 763-444-5212 in Isanti.