Our sympathies go out to those who have the additional burden of grieving a loved one during this time. You have our deepest condolences.
Whigham Funeral Home's Response to the Coronavirus
We provide the following options for your care and safety in response to the Coronavirus:
- Funeral live streaming for those unable to attend allows your loved one's services to be broadcast live over the internet as well as the option to leave comments and access photos of loved ones.
- Immediate burial or cremation with a private memorial now
- Immediate Burial or cremation with a public memorial at a future date
- To minimize public exposure, payments may be made online within whighamfuneralhome.com through the payment center under the “Services” tab.
As with all matters, at Whigham Funeral Home, we are approaching the Coronavirus pandemic and its ramifications by educating ourselves with all of the available facts, disseminating those facts to our staff and the public and taking necessary precaution. The health of your loved ones and ours has been at the forefront of our minds as we have worked proactively over the last few weeks to face this current challenge.
Information unfolds about the Coronavirus almost hourly. There are many aspects of it that we are still learning about. Check our website, whighamfuneralhome.com, often for updated information.
How is the team at Whigham Funeral Home handling the pandemic?
Most importantly, our licensed funeral directors and embalmers are continually educated on communicable and infectious disease. Our continuing education infrastructure requires us to annually apprise ourselves of the latest risk factors, as well as safe and strategic handling of remains using Universal Precautions. But again, knowledge is key to understanding how the disease is transmitted to help reduce the chance of being exposed or inoculated. At Whigham Funeral Home, we are following CDC best practices throughout our facility.
What specific measures are we taking within our facility to increase the safety of our employees, families, and their guests?
- Increased the frequency of disinfecting all areas (including wiping down doors, door frames, and handles, light switches, public restrooms, telephones, pens, keyboards, etc.)
- Instructing team members to remain home when they are sick.
- Adopted social distancing practices by limiting arrangement conferences to electronic messages (E-mail) and telephone calls.
- Increased access to hand sanitizers in our arrangement rooms, lobby, and employee workstations.
- Complying with governmental restrictions regarding public gatherings.
In addition, all employees will continue to follow CDC best-practice guidelines to prevent the spread of viruses and we encourage our families and guests to do the same: Stay at home when you are sick. Wash hands frequently. Cover mouth with tissues when coughing or sneezing. Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.