Daly-Leach Chapel and Crematory Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Daly-Leach Chapel remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves 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. Current Montana guidelines limit public gatherings to 50 people, however, a private family graveside that allows for proper social distancing is allowed.
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; 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 chose either burial or cremation as usual.
At the Daly-Leach Chapel 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 commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials. Planning for a celebration of life service in the future can be an effective way for a family to work through some of their greif.
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, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.