COVID-19 Information

Ensuring every effort to balance the best service to our client families while protecting their health concerns and the health of their guests and extended family, as well as our team of directors and staff, Dooley Funeral Home has outlined these best practice principles to observe while Ohio is under the COVID-19 crisis. Please communicate any specific concerns with your funeral director. Thank you for your understanding.  

  • Arrangement conferences for funerals, memorial services, burials and cremations will be made via telephone, video conference and/or electronic media, including emailed documents. The next of kin will need the ability to print and scan back required documents.
  • Families with no means of telecommunication or electronic communication will have the ability to make in-person arrangements with up to two people and will be required to maintain recommended social distance from funeral home staff and employees.
  • We will require services to be held privately for the family.
  • WIFI is available to live stream events on Facebook or Skype.
  • Attendees--family members or guests--exhibiting symptoms of the virus will be asked to leave.
  • Indoor gatherings of more than ten people are banned statewide. Funerals are specifically exempted by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, yet the State is STRONGLY suggesting a private ceremony for family and a public memorial service in the future. The policy of Dooley Funeral Home is to allow up to ten attendees for visitation and/or services.
  • Our chapels will be set such that chairs are separated for the safety of each attendee. This reduces seating capacity.  
  • Catering, food, drinks, and receptions will temporarily cease.  
  • Tribute videos and online guest books at will continue to be a way to share memories and share condolence messages with families.
  • Many local churches have closed services. Funeral services in your church may not be an option if the church building is closed to worship. This is decided by your church. We will consult with your church office to see if they are willing to host a small private service.
  • These best practices and policies are adopted to keep our clients, the public, and our team safe. These policies are subject to change at any time without notice--even after funeral arrangements are made--as our current health emergency is dynamic and fluid. Remember, we have no control over edicts from the Federal Government, the State of Ohio, the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, the State Department of Health and local health agencies. Our common goal is to serve you well while protecting your health.


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