The Owen family and staff are going to abide by the new Kentucky state policy regarding the COVID-19 virus, or Coronavirus safety measures for funeral homes. These policies are recommended by the CDC, "Centers for Disease Control."
December 14, 2020 UPDATE FROM THE STATE OF KENTUCKY:
We will continue to abide by the State of Kentucky's policies as we move through this pandemic. The state provided new guidelines for funeral and memorial services on December 14th.
We have attached the state guidelines here as a downloadable PDF:
OUR FAMILY LOUNGE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Our staff will sanitize the public areas of the funeral home as much as possible throughout the day.
The guest books will be at our front office desk where a staff member will sign the book for you. You will not have to touch the ink pens at all.
We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the soap and water in our restrooms before and after a visitation or service.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work together to keep our community safe during the pandemic.
Helpful resource during the covid-19 pandemic
A helpful booklet is now available for families who have experienced a death during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The booklet, available below in an e-reader format, addresses the challenges of grieving the death of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic including the nature of grief; traumatic loss and its triggers; ambiguous losses; and the risk of disenfranchised grief. It also addresses the importance of talking to children about death and memorialization and the difficulties of being separated from a loved one at the time of their death. The guide offers guidance on how families can meaningfully celebrate the life of their loved one and discusses the importance of maintaining your health while grieving.
Funeral Assistance through FEMA
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.