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Stith Funeral Homes Are Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Florence and Hebron, KY – Stith Funeral Homes remain committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Stith Funeral Homes will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.

A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Stith Funeral Homes 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 chose either burial or cremation as usual.

“At Stith Funeral Homes, we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve,” said Josh Marcum. “We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully and safely commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.”

Marcum continued: “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 have increased the availability of hand sanitizers, and when possible, leaving our doors propped open during visiting hours to avoid hand contamination, also posted signs suggesting the limitation of hand shaking, hugging and other close contact; as well as disinfecting and replacing register pens often.

If the staff of Stith Funeral Homes can be of assistance, please contact us at (859) 525-1100 or