Dear Families of Mercer County:
This is a troubling time we are living through in our world. We would like to update you on our response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We are actively monitoring the situation and taking all recommendations from all national, state and local authorities.
As of March 20, 2020...
***Per mandates and/or information received from the State of Illinois Governor and Dept. of Public Health as well as CDC***
First of all... as always, we are here to serve our community 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. We are your neighbors and friends. We live and work in our community and we take the impact of this pandemic seriously.
Effective Immediately- Dennison Funeral Homes will be adhering to the guidelines for funeral services regarding COVID-19.
Due to the Illinois Governor's COVID-19 mandate of keeping gatherings under 10 people - we are implementing the policy that from here on out... all viewings/visitations/funeral/memorial/graveside services will be limited to private FAMILY ONLY services. We are offering our families the option to hold a public celebration of life at a later date, when the pandemic has passed.
Families should still practice social distancing...The CDC recommends social distancing practices be followed in funeral homes, churches and cemeteries. Hugging, kissing and/or handshaking is discouraged. Hand sanitizer and hand washing is imperative. If you are not feeling well or are vulnerable... DO NOT ATTEND. Reach out to the family by card or note, phone call, or plan a visit to the family once the coronavirus situation has passed.
Please know that above all, we are committed to the families we serve. We remain focused on maintaining high standards and ethical practices as we serve the dead and bereaved with the health and well-being of our community in mind as we move forward together in the coming weeks and month.
We are here for you... if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. We are all in this together. Let's keep our wonderful community safe and healthy!
-Jill C. Henry
Phone/ 309-596-2121 or 309-582-5663