Our Commitment to Your Health and Safety
Cedar Memorial is committed to the ongoing safety of our community, and we understand that we are facing an unprecedented situation due to the COVID-19 virus. As we find ourselves in this challenging time for our society and recognize that we are an integral part of the community, we also must do our part to protect the community. Our Associates have been continually following the recommendations and guidelines that have been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Cedar Memorial fully recognizes how important participation in a funeral or visitation is as one begins a grief journey. On 3/17/2020, Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency. Coinciding with the directives from the Governor, we encourage the immediate family of the deceased to gather at our facilities in small groups of 10 persons or less.
Cedar Memorial has decided that out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our Associates, the families we are honored to serve, and our visitors, to limit public access to all of our facilities effective 3/18/2020 at 5:00 p.m. We will continue to have Associates at most facilities that can assist as needed. Signs will be posted at all facilities listing our contact information so you can immediately reach us. We recommend calling us at 319-393-800 before your arrival or setting an appointment. Cedar Memorial will always have Licensed Funeral Directors available 24/7 for any needs, and can also be reached at 319-393-8000.
We have implemented a private and personalized remote attendance system. At the request of families that are having private services at the Chapel of Memories, we can provide the ability for family, loved ones, and friends to privately attend a service or celebration of life remotely in real-time or view after the service has been completed. If you are considering an event at your church, our experienced Funeral Directors can assist with contacting them to find out what their considerations will be during this time.
We have for several years offered the ability for the completion of arrangement conferences through the use of virtual meetings and documents that can be signed electronically.
At all Cedar Memorial facilities, we have invested in hand sanitizing stations and sanitizing wipes. We also have implemented additional cleaning measures for those places or items that receive more frequent contact.
As this health situation changes, we will continue to send out communications through Facebook and our website at www.CedarMemorial.com.
The Associates of Cedar Memorial will continue to serve our community just as we have for the last 90 years- with genuine care for our entire community.
www.governor.iowa.gov - Governor Reynolds Office
www.cdc.gov - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.idph.iowa.gov - Iowa Department of Public Health
www.whitehouse.gov - White House Coronavirus Guidelines