St Johns Family Funeral Home & Crematory Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

St Johns Family Funeral Home & Crematory Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

St Johns Family Funeral Home & Crematory remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, St Johns Family Funeral Home & Crematory 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.

Owners George Kotrady and Randy Hudgins are doing all they can to ensure St Johns Family Funeral Home & Crematory will serve the families in our community to the utmost ability. “We understand that the primary purpose of funeral service in general, and our responsibility to our community, is to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve” said Hudgins. “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.”

Kotrady added: “Our wonderful staff continues to go above and beyond to make sure our facilities are clean and that we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The Covid-19 environment is constantly changing and we are in continuous communication with the CDC, NFDA and our state and local public health officials who have offered regularly updated guidance, which we continue to follow. We are committed to serving your needs responsibly and we will do our best to serve your family and honor your loved one with compassion, dignity and respect, while prioritizing the wellbeing and health of those in our community, of which we are so grateful to serve.” 

One of the ways St Johns Family Funeral Home & Crematory is now enabling families to participate is through offering to live stream all services at no additional cost. This will allow friends and family members to view their loved one’s services while maintaining their safety by not gathering in a group as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Government task force on the COVID-19 pandemic. For those families who prefer not to have the services live-streamed, we also offer to record the service at no additional charge and a copy of the recording as well as uploading onto or website if desired.

St Johns is also offering the opportunity to make your loved one’s arrangements online. You will find the required forms online or they will be emailed to you at your request. Our commitment level for personal service also extends to one of our funeral directors coming to your home to make arrangements should online completion not be feasible.

A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), St Johns Family Funeral Home & Crematory regularly receives 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.

If the staff of St Johns Family Funeral Home & Crematory can be of assistance, please contact us at

904-824-1625 or through our website

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