Facts about funerals and COVID-19

Barnes Funeral Chapel prioritizes the health and well-being of our associates and guests. We understand this is a fluid situation and are monitoring and evaluating developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

We and the State of Ohio still believe that gathering and supporting one another at a time of loss is important which is why the State of Ohio has exempted funerals from the public gathering ban. In an effort to comply with the CDC’s most recent recommendation of no more than 50 people in attendance at public gatherings, all services and visitation will be strictly private.  

We do ask that those at risk or those not feeling well stay home, but reach out to the family via the memorial webpage on If you are attending private services, please follow the CDC recommendations below.

We encourage you to follow the CDC recommendation to take the usual steps to help prevent the spread of illness:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm or inner elbow
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Stay home when you are sick or not feeling well. 

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