Facts About Funerals and COVID-19

Facts about Funerals and COVID-19

As of 12/28/2021

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

We believe that gathering and supporting one another at a time of loss is very important. Together with families, we will abide by the Province of Manitoba’s restrictions on public indoor gathering. 

As of Tuesday, December 21, 2021, the Government of Manitoba has set a gathering limit of 50% capacity for indoor and outdoor funeral services to a maximum of 250 people (whichever is lower) for fully vaccinated people attending who can provide proof of vaccination. The Government of Manitoba has reduced indoor public gathering group sizes to 25 people or 25% capacity, whichever is lower, and a limit of 50 people for an outdoor gathering, that includes unvaccinated people who are eligible to be vaccinated. Masks are required within indoor facilities for the safety of our community.

We are prepared to offer families the choice of livestreaming the funeral for remote viewing by family and friends (when a service is held either in our Sir. Thomas Chapel - Main Street or Transcona Chapel - Day Street) or holding a private service at the time of death followed by a public memorial service at a later date.​ At Cropo Funeral Chapel we can offer video recording of the service that can be available either publicly or privately.

We ask those at risk or those not feeling well to stay home and we encourage the community to reach out to each family via their Tribute Page on cropo.com. If you are attending a service, please follow the Public Health Agency of Canada regulations below. 

We encourage you to follow the PHAC recommendations 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

In addition to communicating best health and safety practices to our staff and guests, Cropo has implemented enhanced cleaning throughout our locations:

·       Staff have been reminded of and encouraged to use good hand hygiene and cough etiquette habits

·       Heightened daily disinfection practices for high-touch surfaces

For more information and updates visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html