Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families we serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, we will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.
A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), and the Pennsylvania Funeral Directrors Association, Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha regularly receives information via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services, PFDA, and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.
And according to the CDC, AT THIS TIME, THERE IS NO KNOWN RISK associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may choose either burial or cremation.
On March 24, 2020 we have been advised that "Funerals or anything connected to them must be limited to ten people or less including funeral home staff and clergy. This means any tribute to the deceased should be immediate family or next-of-kin."
We recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully and safely commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials
Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, covering coughs and sneezes and providing hand sanitizer. The CDC and our local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.