Blanchard- St. Denis Funeral Home Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.

And according to the CDC, at this time, there is no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19; however, federal, state and local public health guidance may impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may chose either burial or cremation as usual.

At Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home, we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.

Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.

A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home regularly receives information via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the we can be of assistance, please contact us at 318 357-8271

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The CDC suggests that funerals be limited to 10 persons.

Some of our clergy are requiring services be limited to the immediate family members.

We want you to be aware of these changes which we hope will protect you, your family and friends.

 

 

Thank you for visiting our website.

For over eighty years, we have been serving our community and are Natchitoches Parish's longest continually owned and operated funeral home.

Our funeral home is family owned and has a wonderful staff of caring professionals. Families have trusted Blanchard-St. Denis for generations.

We are proud to have served the families of Natchitoches parish with the highest level of care and compassion.

Blanchard-St. Denis maintains a tradition of providing professional, affordable funeral and cremation services to our community. We are honored to be a part of a community with such a historic past and a bright future.


Jim Rogers
General Manager

Please feel free to call us if you need more information at:
(318) 357-8271

To better understand what we do, please watch PBS Frontline's - The Undertaking; as a funeral home in Michigan demonstrates the incredible importance of having a funeral service and allowing everyone to say goodbye to their loved one and friend.  Please click on the link below:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/undertaking/


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