Sunday, March 22, 2020
As directives have become clearer from government officials, Foos and Foos Funeral Service, Bellevue, and Foos Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Clyde, would like to keep you updated on policies to be used during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While we understand the importance of gathering to mourn together, we feel we must be a socially responsible liaison to our communities, the families we serve, and our own families. The CDC currently recommends not more than 50 people in attendance at any public gatherings along with “Social Distancing” practices. In the tight knit communities of Bellevue and Clyde this becomes a challenge. However, this connection we have with each other is also what will get us through these uncertain times. In the days and weeks to come you will see many funerals announced as being private, this is in direct response to the virus. The families we are serving are having private services as their way of reaching out to protect their family, friends, and neighbors from COVID 19. Public services may be held for many of the deceased after an all-clear is given from the government agencies.
At the time funeral plans are being made, we ask that in-person planning be made with no more than 3 people representing the survivors. If you do not wish to make arrangements at the funeral home, we can set up a time to skype, facetime, or use email and telephone to make the necessary arrangements.
We are asking that all services and visitations held at the funeral home be for immediate family only. We are currently exploring ways that people can participate remotely. We recommend those not attending the services please visit our website, www.foosfuneral.com, to leave condolences. We ask that all condolences be made on our website and not social media sites, so the family can easily view them all in one location. While you cannot be there in person, your words to the grieving showing support and love during their most difficult time.
Graveside services are an option for a public ceremony with social distancing in mind.
As new information during this fluid situation becomes available, we will continue to communicate with the community.
We have been honored to serve our communities for 5 generations, helping families during their most difficult times, and we will continue to be here for you through this.