We know there is growing concern as the outbreak and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. Caring for the deceased and comforting the mourner have always been our number one priority, and now ensuring the safety and well-being of our community is especially critical at this highly emotional time.
Please know Chicago Jewish Funerals is always here to support and provide for you during this trying time. We’ve been working around the clock to monitor the situation, while consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and continue to consult with the Chicago Department of Public Health and medical experts in the community to make fact-based decisions that conform with the latest understanding of the ongoing pandemic.
In light of all of this, we are holding private chapel services with a limited amount of people in attendance or graveside services. Please call us for more information.
In our chapels, we are working diligently to take precautions and steps to ensure a clean and safe environment. As a standard operating practice, we regularly disinfect all common areas and equipment.
We ask you to be vigilant in following these CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects daily. This includes items such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards, sinks, etc.
As always, the staff at Chicago Jewish Funerals is here for you anytime to address any questions. May all of us find the strength to get through this together.
David I Jacobson
Chicago Jewish Funerals