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As the Coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, it has direct and immediate impact on North Carolina. With regard to the practice of funeral service Governor Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order No. 121. Under Section 1. Prohibition of Mass Gatherings it states: Pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. 166A-19.30(b)(3), which allows for the undersigned to regulate and control the congregation of persons in public places or buildings and with the concurrence of the Council of State, to help protect the health and well-being of North Carolinians, I hereby prohibit mass gatherings in the State of North Carolina.
A mass gathering is defined as any event or convening that brings together more than one hundred (50) persons in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.
Because of Executive Order No. 121 issued by Governor Roy Cooper and the N.C. Board of Funeral Service, Albright Funeral Home has to limit the number of people attending funerals at Albright Funeral Home. Any funerals that are held at Albright Funeral Home beginning March 27, 2020 until Executive Order No. 121 is lifted will have to be limited to 50 people or less.
As with any virus or respiratory illness, to help reduce the spread of the illness, we all should practice good hygiene by washing hands frequently, covering our mouths when we cough or sneeze and staying home and away from others when we are feeling ill.
Arranging Funerals: Arrangements are offered by appointment only. You may call or come in person. The number of individuals present for the arrangement at our facility is limited to three (3) people.
Funeral Services & Visitations: Funerals are taking place with limited attendees to family and close friends (no more than 50 people)
Please practice social distancing(refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands). Seating is two arms length away from one another. There will be limited visitation. These times will be discussed with families (please see our obituary calendar for up to date information.) Our funeral directors and staff will monitor the number of individuals congregating in our rooms, and if this number becomes excessive, we will kindly ask that conversations be moved and continued to another area.
Our facility is asking individuals to use hand sanitizer and wipes when entering our funeral home before they sign the register book.
Situations are changing on a daily basis and we will provide up to date information as it becomes available.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. We hope that everyone in our community will remain safe. We are praying for you and your families, God Bless!
Walter J. McClamb,