Coronavirus Update – Rowe Funeral Home
This is indeed a troubling time for all of us and especially for those of us committed to helping families in our communities in their time of greatest need. First, please know that as of now we are doing what we have always done and using universal precautions with regards to a loved one who has died.
We continue to receive regular updates from The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association and from state and federal agencies, ensuring that the information we provide is current and relevant as possible.
Health officials and the Governor have indicated that one way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus is through uniformly limiting funeral memorials to 10 people or fewer. Our sympathies go out to anyone who has the additional burden of a death during this time. Because there are no current restrictions on the manner of disposition or how we honor our dead, we encourage those experiencing a death to continue to work with us in creating meaningful public or private services that meet your needs yet fall within the current approach on limiting gatherings.
We are here to guide you on an individual basis. You are also aware that another way to limit the spread of the virus is to refrain from going out in public if you have symptoms or are not feeling well. If you or anyone is experiencing flu-like symptoms, we encourage you to not attend funeral services.
We encourage you to reach out to us via email or phone and we will be sure to share your condolences with the family. Moreover, we encourage you to also communicate with us via our website and Facebook page and remember that you can share your thoughts, prayers, condolences and send flowers, messages and gifts to the family from our website and our Facebook page.
Given the reality and uncertainty of COVID-19, it is important to know that we are taking precautions to limit exposure to the Coronavirus. We remain available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, making certain that the families we serve are receiving uninterrupted service and attention, regardless of the cause or manner of death. Please know that we are committed to those who call upon us and will remain focused on serving both the living and the dead with the health and well-being of our communities in mind. We believe that taking care of the dead is the last act of caregiving. We take this situation seriously and as your neighbor will work through this together.
Please keep in your prayers those who are affected by this, as well as all the front-line responders, including funeral directors and their staff, as we work hard to ensure as much calmness as possible remains in these troubling times.
We are available to address your concerns. Call us at 973-538-0520.
**Note: Your local and/or state public health officials may be issuing guidance or recommendations that is more stringent that what the CDC has recommended. In these cases, you should defer to your state and/or local public health officials.