CLEVELAND — The pandemic has impacted nearly the whole lot we do and the way we do it and that features the way in which we grieve.
For generational-family run funeral houses, like E.F. Boyd & Son, they’ve weathered loads of storms.
“We’ve served hundreds of individuals within the Higher Cleveland space,” mentioned Marcella Boyd-Cox, the vice chairman of the funeral house. “We have been even round earlier than the earlier pandemic. We made it via so, hopefully, we maintain.”
However the extra issues change, the extra they keep the identical.
E.F. Boyd & Son continues to be providing all of its similar companies it did earlier than the pandemic, together with cremation, memorials, and companies with an open and closed casket.
“Sure, COVID has impacted our enterprise, nevertheless it’s so essential for individuals to have the chance to nonetheless come collectively in a restricted style,” mentioned Boyd-Cox.
She mentioned the enterprise is following Gov. Mike DeWine’s and CDC orders by doing viewings on a a lot smaller scale, sustaining a distance between each chair, masks mandated and frequent cleansing.
However, after all, even with these precautions in place, some individuals can’t come to pay their respects to their beloved one in-person. Boyd-Cox mentioned that’s the reason the house has began to supply live-streamed companies.
“The dwell streaming has made individuals extra comfy. They will nonetheless be part of the service,” she mentioned.
“Regardless that companies might not be held at our funeral house, typically they’re held off-site, at a gravesite, or a church that does not essentially do streaming, there are apps on the market accessible the place individuals can nonetheless dwell stream a service.”
She mentioned regardless of how the service occurs or what modifications, one factor that may at all times keep the identical is the essential, human must grieve and say goodbye.
“We’re simply right here to serve the general public the very best we are able to,” she mentioned.