How Inglewood Park Cemetery is responding to the Coronavirus
(Updated August 7, 2020)
The families we serve have always been our top priority. . . and especially now with the spread of this pandemic.
We are closely monitoring and following all guidelines from the CDC as well as all local and state emergency services. We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure their safety and comfort while honoring their loved one. Meanwhile, in accordance with new state and local COVID-19 mandates and to assure the health of both staff and families, the following steps have been put in place:
- Gates are now open every day from 7 am to 6 pm, including weekends
- Mausoleums are now open daily 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, however social distancing, masks and gloves are required.
- All chapels are closed to the public until further notice.
- Business office visits are now by appointment only. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm. Please call the main phone number to schedule an appointment or get information. We’re sorry, but no walk-ins are permitted at this time.
- All visitors must wear protective masks and gloves at all times while on the property
- Witnessing will be allowed (if paid for in advance) for all Services, including those scheduled at Indoor and Outdoor Mausoleums. However, only 10 family members will be allowed to witness Indoor Mausoleum services, which requires strict compliance with face covering and Social Distance guidelines.
- We will not restrict the number of persons who may attend a ground committal service. However, all attendees must comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering in order for the service to begin.
(Please read here about how we can help families find closure after the stay-at-home order has been lifted.)
Further, to avoid compromising the health of families and visitors to Inglewood Park Cemetery, we have implemented the following measures:
- Extra cleaning activities have been enacted throughout the day and at night, as well as implementing cleaning and disinfecting protocols to clean chapels, lobby areas, arrangement offices and restrooms before and after each usage with particular attention paid to high touch items like knobs, faucets, chairs and other communal areas.
- Professional hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the facilities.
- Reminders have been placed throughout the facilities to ask that physical contact, such as shaking hands, be limited.
- Guests who are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath or have been in contact with or have recently traveled to any of the affected countries are being asked to refrain from visiting the business offices at this time. Please call our offices to seek clarity on how business interactions will be facilitated.
We will post any and all updates that we receive from the CDC and public health authorities to keep families informed and will follow all new guidelines that are directed as the need arises.
For more information please contact Inglewood Park Cemetery at 310.412.6500.