Ballard-Sunder is committed to protecting our community, our customers and our team during this pandemic. We are following the guidelines from the CDC and MN Dept. of Health as well as the recommendations from the President and our Governor.
We hope this information helpful as you navigate this difficult time. Please reach out to us if you have specific questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on funeral services.
MASKING & SOCIAL DISTANCING
Face Coverings are required for anyone who isn’t fully vaccinated (two weeks past their final shot).
Social Distancing between households must be maintained.
The families we serve may request stricter guidelines for their guests. We will respect these wishes and have appropriate signs posted to help visitors know what the family’s wishes are.
(Please remember that funerals and visitations are large indoor gatherings and may require additional care than a simple trip to the store. Thanks for your understanding as we move forward.)
Planning and Scheduling Services
For everyone’s health and safety, we practice social distancing when meeting with families in-person. We also offer families the option of meeting over the phone and through email if they prefer.
Visitations and Funeral Services
Our buildings are open for in-person visitations and funeral services. We have taken extra steps to allow for safe social distancing in compliance with MDH guidelines.
Visitors are asked to wear masks (when not fully vaccinated), use hand sanitizer and practice social distancing (keeping 6 feet between households). The community’s health and safety are our top priority.
Streaming Funeral Services
Many families have taken advantage live streaming so extended family and friends who can’t attend services in-person can participate safely from their homes.
Jean Breeggeemann is our pre-planning expert. She’d be happy to schedule a meeting with you or send some helpful materials for you to review in your own home. We encourage everyone to share your wishes with your family; it is truly a gift.
How Can You Support Friends Suffering a Loss During Social Distancing
Share a memory or words of encouragement on our website
This can be done the obituary page of our website: Ballard-Sunder
Participate in services through Live Streaming
Links to Live Streaming are available in individual obituaries.
Place your hand over your heart to show your Love and Support
This is safer alternative than hugs or handshakes
We are now able to gather in-person, and families need your support. Please attend services and visitations as you are able. Follow social distancing guidelines when you attend.
Show Support Now!
Social Distancing does NOT mean Emotional Distancing
Call, Text, Email or Facetime / / Give Gift Card Memorials / / Send a Card in the Mail / / Share a Photo