COVID-19 Notice – Week of October 25, 2020
VISITS – Ontario is in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19 and the number of new cases has been growing in York Region and the City of Toronto. The province has asked Ontarians to limit trips outside of the home to essential purposes so that we can try to stop the spread of COVID-19.
We want all of our visitors to stay safe. Cemetery staff members who feel sick will not come to the cemetery. We ask the same of you, even if you have mild symptoms.
Please take every precaution including wearing a facemask/covering during your visit. Visitors are to ensure that they maintain physical distancing, as required, and we ask that no more than 10 people gather at a grave for a visit.
This is the last week that our visiting hours will be Sunday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Entry will not be permitted after 6:15 p.m.
We are closed on all Saturdays for Shabbat and on all religious holy days.
If you need help finding a grave, please e-mail your request to email@example.com and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible with the grave information.
FUNERAL SERVICES – Ontario law restricts gatherings for funerals (please click on the link BAO Directive). The funeral chapels have sought to further limit the number of people that may attend the funeral. If necessary, please discuss this limit with the funeral chapel (Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, Hebrew Basic Burial, and Steeles Memorial Chapel).
MONUMENT UNVEILING SERVICES – We continue to take requests for the scheduling of unveiling services. Families are asked to try to keep these gatherings as small as possible and, if at all possible, below even 25 people. Physical distancing and masks are strongly recommended for everyone’s safety. Please call 416.635.5595 after you have read this notice.
We also request that unveiling services be completed within 30 minutes as we will be scheduling services based on 30-minute intervals.
For everyone’s safety, our cemetery offices remain closed to all visitors and there will be no access to hand-washing stations.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation. Please stay safe.