A message to our families regarding CORONA VIRUS

At Iles Funeral Home we strive to provide a welcoming environment for the families we serve and those that come to support them in their time of sorrow. A large part of this involves doing everything we can to make sure our families and guests feel comfortable and safe in our chapels.
We are actively monitoring updates from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health regarding  Corona virus (COVID-19) and are proactively taking steps to ensure the safety of our families, guests and staff.

Our funeral homes remain open to the public, and we are taking extra precautions to ensure we are able to provide limited services and visitations for those in our care according to the CDC recommendations.

  • We are encouraging all staff to follow CDC guidelines on protecting themselves and others from respiratory diseases, including hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when not feeling well.
  • Our facilities team has added extra steps to their daily cleaning routine, including using sanitizer in common areas and on doorknobs, tables, ledges, electronic registries, etc.
  • We have increased our hand sanitizing opportunities throughout the buildings.
  • Currently, public gatherings (including visitations and services) need to adhere to social distancing guidelines. We encourage friends to share their sympathies with families using online condolences available on our website, sending cards and making telephone calls. It is important that you let the bereaved know that you support and care for them, even if you are unable to be present.
  • We are offering live streaming of services when possible. Check the individual obituary page on our website for a link immediately prior to the service.

We encourage families and visitors to follow recommendations from the CDC to protect themselves and their community, including: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

As we have seen, with health events of this nature, reports can change daily, if not hourly. Given how quickly the situation is evolving, we are monitoring new developments and continue to reevaluate daily. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to ensure our families receive the support they need while keeping them, their guests, and our staff safe and healthy.  Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

Iles Funeral Homes Management Team

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