March 23, 2020 - During this unprecedented time, the health and safety of the families and communities we serve, as well as our staff, are of utmost importance. We constantly monitor the guidelines released by the CDC, the State of South Dakota, local government agencies, the National Funeral Directors Association, and the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association.
“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; however, federal, state and local public health guidance may impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may choose either burial or cremation as usual.”
As recommended by the above agencies, we have initiated the following steps to protect families and thus, help slow the spread of COVID-19:
As a small, family-owned funeral home, we do appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to facilitate multiple new directives at once. Families may be assured that if called upon, we will always take care of their loved ones with the utmost respect and dignity. We will do our best to serve each family with care, compassion, and professionalism during a very difficult time in an uncertain world.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns and we thank everyone for doing their part to help one another during this time.
Kelly and Bonnie Hyke