Reopening for Public Visitation - We're Ready!

During the past several weeks we have been putting together a plan to reopen our funeral home to the public. Our primary focus is the safety of our families, our staff and the community. The guidelines we have implemented are based on the recommendations of the CDC and the State of Connecticut. We want to create an environment where visitors are comfortable and safe when they come to pay their respects. We understand that people have opinions about wearing masks, having their temperatures taken, etc. For everyone’s safety, we ask that visitors to our funeral home adhere to the following guidelines:


  • Masks are mandatory for anyone entering our funeral home. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided
  • Social Distancing will be observed in the building. Our staff will keep everyone separated at a safe distance
  • No physical contact: no hugging, kissing or handshaking
  • If mandated by the State, we will take your temperature before entering the building. Anyone with a temperature of 99.5 or higher will not be allowed entrance
  • Please use hand sanitizer provided, before entering the building
  • We have removed all but a few chairs for family members, elderly and handicapped visitors
  • We have removed the register book and ask people to sign a guestbook for services on our website
  • Visitors are asked to pay their respects to the deceased, to their family and then exit the building. Please socialize outside being mindful of social distancing


Our facility is cleaned and disinfected on a consistent basis, especially prior to, during and after all services. All soap and towel dispensers are motion activated and touchless as are the trash receptacles.

As we all navigate through these uncertain times, it’s important to note that we feel responsible for the safety of everyone who enters our facility. We are learning more every day as we slowly and carefully move forward. We ask that you respect and adhere to the decisions we have made and the guidelines we have put it in place. We've done this with the health and safety of everyone in mind. We are also open to suggestions from the community as we value your opinions. Feel free to let us know how you feel about the guidelines we have established for your safety or offer any other ideas on how we can safely offer services to you.

We look forward to opening our doors for public visitation soon. We will be moving forward slowly and cautiously to be sure that everyone that comes into our building will do so in a safe environment. We are prepared and ready to continue to provide the high quality service expected from us under the conditions that we are currently living as soon as the State says we can.

Bill Iovanne, Jr. and the staff at Iovanne Funeral Home, Inc.


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