Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
At Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, the health and safety of our customers and staff are a top priority. We have been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and want our friends in the community to know we are taking every precaution to make our Funeral Home a safe place. In this time of uncertainty, I want to reassure our families we are here to serve you, and we are still holding services as we understand the human need to celebrate the life of your loved one. The CDC has issued mandates to funeral homes through the National Funeral Directors Association. We are complying with those mandates. The protocols involving the choices families have in regards to viewing, burial, cremation and transportation have not changed. Meeting with our professionals at the funeral home to make arrangements is safe, however if you are uncomfortable or mandated to stay in place we are capable of making arrangements remotely.
We have raised our already high health standards by disinfecting all chapels, visitation rooms and arrangement rooms after each use and have added additional hand sanitizing stations throughout our facilities. Additionally, we have a very dedicated team, but we have encouraged them to stay home if they begin running fever or having flu like systems.
We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide safe and professional service for your family. Thank you for trusting us to serve you.
Link to Jimmy Altmeyer’s interview with local NBC station regarding response to COVID-19: https://www.wavy.com/video/funeral-homes-prepare-adapt-for-covid-19-related-deaths/4414395/