Protecting You and Your Family from COVID-19
As you are aware, the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is fluid and official CDC guidance is continually evolving based on new information from scientists and public health officials. We are dedicated to sharing accurate, reliable information from trustworthy sources and are doing so as quickly as we can.
A MESSAGE FROM HOWARD K. HILL
At Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, our ARIA Brand of Excellence in Service remains unwavering and steadfast during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We realize the severity of the Coronavirus is fluid and has us all in uncharted territory.
We want to inform you that we are taking all the necessary precautions to make sure your risks are minimized. Rapid changes are happening daily, and we relate to and deeply feel your concerns.
In our community, we understand having a funeral service is an essential Rights of Passage to facilitate grieving while celebrating the life of a loved one. Working closely with families, and clergy, our top priority is to ensure your public safety during this most difficult time. COVID-19’s presence adds emphasis on our service to ensure your health and security.
In accordance with Executive Order 7, by Governor Ned Lamont, consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, public gatherings are limited to no more than 10 for a funeral or a wake. The government-mandated regulations to protect all of us from the Coronavirus will impact how we facilitate funeral services for you.
For families who have arranged services prior to the latest executive order by the Mayors of your city/town, Governor of Connecticut and the President of the United of the States, funeral gatherings will be adhered to in accordance with these orders.
However, new funeral arrangements that incorporate public gatherings will be suspended until further notice. Additionally, we will be suspending in-person pre-arrangement services. However, we will arrange immediate need services and imminent pre-arrangements.
Our offices still run at full capacity and available to you. We stand ready for counseling/arrangements, immediate transportation of remains, embalming, storage or immediate cremation of your loved ones. If available, we still offer domestic/international shipping.
We thank you for your understanding.
Some of us may be experiencing a high level of anxiety under the circumstances during this time. We feel your concerns. We want to encourage you to “Be strong and of good courage,” pray and meditate and practice mindfulness. If you still have trouble coping, please call 211, your clergy/spiritual advisor, coach, counselor or psychologist/psychiatrist.
- A new EO (7N) has just come out reducing gatherings to no more than 5 people effective immediately and through April 30, 2020 unless modified, extended, or terminated. This EO amends the previous EO which prohibited gatherings of 50 people.
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