Things have been beyond weird this year and people have become used to doing almost everything virtually. Funerals have been limited to small amounts of people so the local Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ has made virtual funeral attendance available so people who need to say goodbye, still can. While traditions were in place at all times, being present at a funeral from afar through a computer didn’t feel as personal. While restrictions are being eased and things are being reopened, it’s still important to take certain health guidelines to heart, even when it comes to final services.
Your Jewish funeral home will take any state mandated guidelines very seriously to make sure everyone in mourning and those in the general public are as safe as possible. Indoor services have resumed and there can be more people gathered at a time. But it’s still best for people to stay 6 feet apart from those who are not immediate family members. Masks are also a good idea, especially if people are not going to be 6 feet apart at all times. Outdoor services are still a good idea in nice weather.
While there can be more people at a gathering now, it is still recommended to be careful about those in attendance. No one who feels ill in any way should attend, just in case. It is also advisable that elderly or individuals with other health complications stay away from gatherings. At times, guests have been able to observe a burial service from their vehicles so they are still there, but they are not in danger of anything that might be in the air around them.
It is best to limit contact with friends and outlying family members. This can be very hard, given the circumstances. Family members often have a receiving line during which time they great everyone who came to honor their loved one and show their respects. But hugging and handshaking can be a danger right now, so it is best to limit that time to waves and spoken words from a distance. It can be a very hard thing to do when everyone wants comfort and to comfort, but it’s for the best at this point.
Grieving has never been easy and while things are getting slightly less restrictive, there are still precautions to take and the Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ will help you understand and implement any and all of them. It’s always a good idea to surround yourself with family members and friends when you are grieving. That’s vital to moving forward. However, it’s also important to adhere to requirements set upon society right now. The professionals at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels are here to answer any questions you have and help you through this monumental, challenging time in your life. We understand grief and we are here to support you with compassion through every step of the process for your loved one’s final services.