COVID-19 Pandemic Update
Strike Life Tributes Funeral and Cremation Services remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel 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 the new CDC and State of Minnesota restrictions on group gatherings, however, traditional public celebrations of life, memorial services and funerals currently would not be possible. Private and small family viewings or graveside services, with or without a public memorial gathering at a later date, may be options. Recording or broadcasting a very small family service might be another option. Further limitations may be mandated, however, by the CDC or State of MN. These are difficult times and going through a death of a loved one now is even harder. We will do what we can to serve families the best we can with dignity and respect, as always.
A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Strike Life Tributes regularly receives information via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.
And 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 will continue to guide families, as we always have, 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 local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.
We can discuss current options and restrictions with you by calling us at 763-689-2070 in Cambridge or 763-444-5212 in Isanti.