May 13, 2020 Update
Dear Families of Indianapolis and surrounding communities,
Following the recent changes to the guidelines from state and local officials, we have an important update for our families.
Thru- May 14, 2020
Up to 25 people can gather at the following Flanner Buchanan and Washington Park Cemetery Association locations:
All other Flanner Buchanan and Washington Park Cemetery Association locations remain limited to 10 people. Please note after the service gatherings with catering are not available.
Starting May 15, 2020
All Flanner Buchanan and Washington Park Cemetery Association locations will allow gatherings of up to 25 people.
We will continue to monitor and follow the guidelines of state and local officials and will provide an update if these guidelines change. Please note after the service gatherings with catering are not available.
Starting May 24, 2020*
Up to 100 people, once social distancing standards are adhered to, can gather at the following Flanner Buchanan and Washington Park Cemetery Association locations:
All other Flanner Buchanan and Washington Park Cemetery Association locations remain limited to 25 people as of this date. Please note after the service gatherings with catering are not available. * Please note this is subject to change by state or local officials.
We are always available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our locations remain open, we continue to offer service live broadcasting and we are offering arrangements by phone.
Visiting Flanner Buchanan
While the COVID-19 virus requires all of us to be more mindful as we go through our regular activities, rest assured that our locations are clean and safe. Even before this crisis we have maintained health and safety measures designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses – now this includes COVID-19. Our protocols cover everything from hand washing hygiene, cleaning product specifications, ventilation, equipment and common area cleaning procedures.
Making Funeral Arrangements
If a death has occurred, or will soon, we are very sorry for your loss. If you are unable to make it to one of our locations due to travel restrictions, health concerns or any other reason, our caring staff can help you accomplish everything virtually and/or by phone. Every situation can and will be accommodated.
Recommendations for visitors
Please follow the CDC recommendations and wear a cloth face cover when visiting our locations. Follow physical distancing guidelines by remaining 6 ft apart from our staff and other guests. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 please do not attend service events until after a minimum of 20 days of quarantine. If you are planning for a loved one that was infected or exposed, please notify our staff by phone at the earliest opportunity, before visiting a location.
How Flanner Buchanan Helps You Support Friends and Family
We have always implemented the latest technologies for the convenience of families we serve. Live streaming and recording of services are now available to our clients at no charge. This service allows an unlimited number of persons to view a service from anywhere in the world. You may also support families via guest book posts and obituaries on our website.
Recognizing loss is a human instinct. Funerals start the healing process. Please make an extra effort to support those that have lost a loved one during this unusual time. Your support now is more important than ever.
Losing a friend or family member is never easy. We are aware that these unsettling times can amplify feelings of grief and anxiety. Please know that we are here for anything you may need to honor life, support loved ones and begin the healing process.
The safety and well-being of you, your family, and your friends is of the utmost importance. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at: (317) 387-7000. We are available 24/7.
Bruce W. Buchanan