July 14, 2020
Amidst the fears and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we wish to assure you that natural/green burial remains a safe and viable option, and the staff of Kokosing Nature Preserve are continuing to provide burial services during this time.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to date are that, "...decedents with COVID-19 may be buried or cremated according to the family's preference," and "There is currently no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of COVID-19." More information about green burial and COVID-19 is available from the Green Burial Council and the Conservation Burial Alliance.
For the health and safety of our staff, our customers and our community, we have made the following adjustments to our current procedures effective immediately. These procedures will be reviewed and altered as necessary and as situations and mandates change.