Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home's commitment to serve our community remains strong and unwavering amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our intent is to provide a safe, healthy environment where people can grieve and comfort each other, conforming to the latest directives from Governor Lamont, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control. Governor Lamont's June 1st Executive Order includes limiting outdoor public gatherings to 150 attendees, and indoor gatherings to 25% capacity (up to 100 people), provided in each case that appropriate safety and social distancing measures are employed. In addition, we continue to work with local clergy who are establishing their own protocols for officiating at and/or holding funerals within their Synagogues and Temples.
Please remember: If anyone has symptoms of COVID-19, they should please refrain from going out into the public. Staying home not only can speed their recovery and prevent spreading illness but can protect those in high-risk groups. If anyone is experiencing a fever of 100 degrees or more, shortness of breath or cough, we urge that they do NOT attend funeral services, as difficult as that may be. We instead suggest that they send their sympathies directly to the deceased's family, electronically via the funeral home's website, or as a memorial contribution to the specified charity or organization.
We have made hand sanitizer and tissues available and ask that you exercise your best judgment when in contact with others. This includes covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, disposing of tissues in trash cans, washing your hands in our restrooms and, as difficult as it may be, keeping personal physical contact with others at a minimum.
For those who cannot attend a service in person, we offer the ability to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one remotely. Through a personal website, family and friends can view the service in real time and find helpful information and related content. We hope to enable everyone to participate without increasing the risk of exposure.
Everyone choosing to attend services in-person must wear a mask at all times and maintain safe social distancing of 6 feet or more. Certain cemeteries and clergy may impose additional restrictions on gathering size, space, and procedure.
State of Connecticut Travel Advisory
Pursuant to Governor Lamont's Executive Order No. 9C, anyone traveling into Connecticut from certain identified States and Countries are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state or country. Exemptions to the self-quarantine order may apply to you or your family who wish to attend a funeral service. For up to date information, including affected States and Countries, Travel Recommendations, and Exemption Criteria, please visit The State of Connecticut's COVID-19 Response.