A notice to our families
Neidhard Young Funeral Home Is Prepared to Safely Care for Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Neidhard Young Funeral Home 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.
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 choose either burial or cremation as usual.
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.
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.
The state of Ohio has exempted funerals from the public gathering ban and we are monitoring the CDC's recommendation to reduce gatherings to 10 people or less until April 30th, 2020. We understand how difficult this situation is for all of us, especially those who are grieving during this time. While it is our responsibility to monitor capacity, it will remain the decision of our families to determine what type of service they wish for their loved one.
If you are unable to attend a funeral due to health, feel unsafe leaving your home at this time or are planning services for a loved one, we encourage you to:
Instead of face-to-face interaction, we offer other communication options:
through our website, via telephone, email and texting capabilities.
For those who cannot attend a funeral for health restrictions, or who live far away and facing travel restrictions, live and recorded webcasting from our funeral home allows them to experience the service and honor their loved one.
Share online condolences. Even if you can't attend services in person, you can still show your support by leaving a message on your loved one's online guestbook. To do so, navigate to www.neidhardyoungfuneralhome.com find or search your loved one’s name and click on their obituary and select guestbook.
Send flowers, either to the funeral home or directly to the family member's home by using our website or at Dale's Design and Florals at 513-384-9977.
As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), we regularly receive information via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.