Carroll Funeral Home is closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak as the updates occur. Our primary purpose is to protect the safety of our staff and their families, the families we serve and the communities we live in. We are committed to following the guidelines of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). https://www.cdc.gov/ According to public health officials, COVID-19 is spread like the flu and common colds. To stop the spread of germs: cover coughs and sneeze with a tissue, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care and avoid close contact with people who are sick. The CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States. We will be following all hygiene and universal precautions and will make available in our facilities to everyone all available precautions. https://www.nfda.org/covid-19 At this time, CDC guidance states, “There is currently no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of COVID-19.” However, the CDC also notes, “People should consider not touching the body of someone who has died of COVID-19.” At this time the CDC states that decedents with COVID-19 may be buried or cremated according to the family’s preferences.
We will still respond to calls when a death occurs or to answer any questions you may have. We encourage making funeral arrangements through phone calls or other electronic means. We encourage friends/relatives to respect the 6 ft. personal space zone, and/or limiting personal contact with grieving family members. We encourage “private only” gatherings or postponing public services to avoid spreading the virus.