UPDATE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19
January 4, 2021
Within the United States, Funeral Attendance is associated with an increased risk of COVID19 infections within communities that are experiencing wide-spread illness. After reviewing the increasing number of COVID19 cases within Seward County and continual consultation with local health officials we have made the difficult decision to temporarily restrict services to help prevent the increasing spread of COVID19.
As of Monday January 4, 2021, services the below restriction will apply. Miller Mortuary fully recognizes a family’s need to grieve during their loss and will try to do everything we can to assist them while also taking necessary precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones within our community. Please understand that these restrictions are temporary and will be reevaluated once the number of COVID19 infections decline.
Miller Mortuary has implemented the following until the number of COVID19 infections & deaths within our community and surrounding area subsides:
*** Mask usage is mandatory by all guests while in our facility and while attending services.
*** At-Need Funeral and Cremation Arrangements will be made with 4 people or less in our Arrangement Office with 6’ social distancing.
*** PUBLIC Viewings are acceptable. We do ask that people do not congregate to keep the number of people in groups at one time down to a minimal number.
*** PUBLIC Services within our Chapel are suspended due to the lack of space to properly practice social distancing. Services within our Chapel will be need to be IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS ONLY. Services can be viewed via *Facebook Live.
*** PUBLIC Services at a Church or other Facility will be subject to that Church or Facility’s rules and restrictions. Masks usage is still mandatory. Services can be viewed via *Facebook Live.
*Please Note that Facebook Live may experience technological issues that are beyond our control.
Our recommendation of 10 people for Family Only Viewings is 10 people Total not "10 People In / 10 People Out". We do not believe that the alternating of 10 people in & out is a safe practice. The Coronavirus/COVID-19 is an airborne respiratory illness; even though we are diligently cleaning our facility there is absolutely no way we can properly sanitize/purify the air within our building between groups to keep everyone safe. If even one person in the first group of 10 is infected then sneezes or coughs we believe the air could become so contaminated, which could then potentially spread the virus to the subsequent groups.
Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our community. We know that these are strict measures that have to be taken to protect everybody and we greatly appreciate your trust and support during this difficult time. If anyone has any questions or concerns please call us at 620-624-3844 during office hours of 9am to 5pm.
Gene McElroy - Miller Mortuary - Owner, Director, & Embalmer