Jan. 24, 2022

Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible we will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them. As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell regularly receives information via NFDA from the Center of Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States.

We recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully and safely commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials. Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, covering coughs and sneezes, and social distancing.

Effective Immediately until further notice we are following the requirements set forth by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear: 

  • All Visitations, Funerals, and Memorial Services under the direction of Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home will be conducted and hosted in accordance per CDC and safety guidelines. We strongly encourage the wearing of a mask or appropriate face covering, and the use of safe social distancing practices.

  • Our staff will politely ask anyone (family or non-family members) to step outside if they are seen continually coughing or sneezing.

  • No food or drinks will be allowed into the funeral home.

We strongly advise the following:

Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of a contagious illness or if anyone in your household is sick. Consider paying your respects in another way. Examples of this are: calling the family of the deceased to express your sympathy, sending a card, sending flowers or making a memorial donation.

Please, know that we understand the added stress that this brings to families during what is already a difficult time. You have our promise that we will do our best to provide dignified final arrangements for your loved one.

In closing, please keep in mind that while this is challenging for everyone, these restrictions are put in place to protect everyone’s health. Our elderly family, friends and neighbors are the most vulnerable to illness. It is this fact that makes visitations, funerals and memorial services of special concern due to the large number of our elderly that typically attend. As a community, we can help take care of each other not only by practicing healthy habits, but also by showing patience and kindness towards each other during this trying time.

Best regards,
Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes

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