COVID-19 SPECIAL PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES

Return to ORANGE status: January 27, 2021


ALWAYS HERE TO SERVE YOU - WORKING HARD TO KEEP YOU SAFE


The Province of New Brunswick has announced that our health region will return to the less restrictive ORANGE status effective Wednesday, January 27.


While many of the guidelines to help stem the spread of the virus and protect us all, remain in place, we are pleased that we can, once again, welcome the families we serve back to our premises. 


While in the Orange stage we can:


- meet families in our buildings to make funeral arrangements. We continue, however, to offer telephone or video-conference meetings for those who prefer.


- host visitations and services for 25 or fewer people where room capacity permits. 


- unlock the doors to our buildings, although we do still ask that anyone planning to enter call first if at all possible.


Please remember that the following restrictions still apply:


- everyone entering our buildings (including staff) will be required to undergo COVID screening and provide contact information for contact tracing purposes should that become necessary.


- face coverings (mouth and nose) must be worn at all times in and around our buildings and when attending outdoor services at cemeteries (also limited to 25).


- social distancing (2 meters) must be maintained with anyone not a member of your household.


- practice good hand hygiene at all times. Our funeral homes are well stocked with hand sanitizer.


- if you are experiencing any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, have recently been exposed to someone known or thought to be infected, or have recently travelled outside of New Brunswick or into a health zone with a higher restriction level, please stay home. 


- while we are, once again, permitted to hold services, attendance capacity is still very limited. As a result many services and visitations are ‘by invitation only’. Please check the obituary or contact the funeral home to confirm the status of any event you hope to attend.


We would like to assure you that despite current circumstances, we remain available to serve you at all times. Our team is hard at work striving to meet the community’s needs by providing our services in a manner that is compassionate and meaningful while following closely the guidance of health authorities to protect our customers, our community and our staff.


Should you suffer a loss, our phones will always be answered and we will, as always, attend promptly to the care of the deceased. 


Our funeral directors are fully prepared to outline the options available to families in these challenging times. For instance, while in-person gatherings are limited, webcast services can allow a much larger group to participate. Your funeral director can also explain what aspects of our services must be completed immediately and what can be delayed. 


Our preplanning staff also remain available, by telephone, to assist you. They can answer any questions you may have about existing or new prearrangements. You can contact them through the funeral homes.


Finally, as we are all aware, this is a difficult time for all of us but particularly so for those who have suffered a loss. We respectfully ask that you join us in promoting patience and kindness as we all help one another to get through this and back to a safer environment.


We are grateful to everyone for their understanding as we continue to address this situation and seek the best ways to protect everyone while serving those in need. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (McAdam’s 458-9170 / Oromocto 357-5100) or email: McAdams@McAdamsFH.com 


                                                                                 THANK YOU