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HOW WE ARE PROTECTING YOU FROM CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

The families we serve are always our top priority. During confusing and concerning times such as by a public memorial service or hospitality gathering

The families we serve are always our top priority. During confusing and concerning times such as the current COVID-19 event, we want to share our plans with you. We want to assure you that we are all in this together.

First, we are closely monitoring and following all guidelines from the CDC, national and state funeral associations, as well as state and local authorities. As many of you are now aware, as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Gov. Kim Reynolds in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health has declared a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency. Gatherings in Iowa are now limited to 10 people.

In light of this proclamation, we are prepared to continue serving our families as usual. We are currently prepared to offer families the choice of video recording the funeral or memorial for remote viewing by family and friends or holding a private service at the time of death (limited to 10 people) followed by a public memorial service or gathering at a later date.

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; Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may choose either burial or cremation as usual.

For those who have a concern of someone dying of corona virus- this does NOT mean the body requires immediate cremation or closed casket, etc. Nothing further from the truth. We will take professional steps to assure proper care of that person.

In order to avoid compromising the health of our visitors we have set in place new measures to help protect and accommodate the elderly, sick and other members of the public
 Arrangements and document signatures may be completed remotely, either online or by teleconference.  We are limiting in person arrangement conferences to no more than four (4) people.
 We are working to expand our ability to webcast funeral services.
 We encourage the use of our online guestbooks at https://www.kalefuneralhome.com/obituaries/obituary-listings for condolence messages to the family along with the option of calling our office for us to add your name to the guestbook.
 We have placed reminders throughout our funeral homes to ask that physical contact, such as shaking hands or hugging, be avoided as a verbal condolence or simply a direct look and nod with family members and friends are very appropriate.
 Our large gathering spaces will be set up to allow social distancing.
 We continue, as always, to provide professional hand sanitizer stations throughout our facilities and have enacted extra cleaning in all public areas.

We remain available to serve you and your family 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, effective immediately our doors will remain locked when we do not have a visitation or service. We will remain staffed but if you have a need to visit the funeral home, please call 641.342.2146 first and we will be more than happy to accommodate your needs.

This will remain in effect until March 31, 2020 and as always, we will continue to monitor state and federal regulations, notifying you, as they change.

Thank you for the privilege of being able to serve our communities.

The Family and Staff of Kale Funeral Home
Denis and Sandy Kale, Todd and Alisha Kale, Mark Browne


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