In light of the recent Corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak, Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla Georgia will be taking the following steps to insure the health and well-being of our staff and our community as a whole. We have communicated with other funeral homes in our surrounding area, and have been in contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) for insight and guidance for conducting our day-to-day businesses. These are the recommendations that will be implemented by Davis Funeral Home:
With the current recommendations as far as gatherings, the DPH recommends that no more than 50 people gather together in one area, with the Best Practice being no more than 10 people. With this in mind, Davis Funeral Home is recommending that funeral services be conducted GRAVESIDE in open outdoor areas with the immediate family in attendance, or MEMORIAL services to be conducted at a later date. Church and Chapel funeral services cannot be recommended, as they will put the funeral home staff and families and community at a greater risk for exposure by being in an ENCLOSED indoor area.
We will attempt to refrain from formal public visitations at the funeral home. Private viewings for IMMEDIATE family members (Spouse, Children, Siblings, Parents) can be arranged on an individual basis
With this pandemic, the guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control are constantly updating. Davis Funeral Home will continue to monitor and remain in contact to remain in compliance with recommendations. In such, we will adapt our own internal practices as appropriate to protect the physical, mental, and emotional health of our staff, the families that we serve, and the community that we serve.
We at Davis Funeral Home are truly thankful to YOU for understanding as we work to meet the challenges of these uncertain times, and remain ever ready to serve our fellow men and women in their times of bereavement and loss.
For current and accurate information on COVID-19, visit the CDC website at www.CDC.gov or call the DPH toll-free hotline at (844)-382-2681.