New measures put in place to protect families, visitors and staff
Inglewood, CA -- Like many cemeteries across the country, the impact of the global pandemic known as coronavirus or COVID-19 has hit home at Inglewood Park Cemetery. Cemeteries by nature are places of gathering, most often for funerals and celebrations of life, but also for many special events including concerts, historical tours and seminars. However, due to mandates by the CDC as well as state and local emergency services, Inglewood Park Cemetery has enacted significant measures to protect its visitors and staff.
“We are closely monitoring and following all guidelines by our government agencies,” said Rick Miller, CEO and General Manager of Inglewood Park Cemetery. “We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and honoring their loved ones, but at the same time, we must limit access to the Park for the time being to help prevent the spread of coronavirus for everyone’s sake.”
Meanwhile, in accordance with new state and local COVID-19 mandates and to assure the health of both families and staff, Inglewood Park Cemetery has put the following steps in place:
• Gates will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays to comply with government directives and minimize risks related to social gatherings.
• All mausoleums and chapels are now closed to the public until further notice.
• Business office visits are now by appointment only. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm. Families may call the main phone number to schedule an appointment or get information, but no walk-ins will be permitted at this time.
• Per state mandate, there will be no committal services at this time. All direct burials and direct cremations will be handled by Park staff.
• No gatherings of any kind are currently being permitted on Park grounds.
Additional measures have been put in place to provide for the safety of staff and families who must be on-site at Inglewood Park Cemetery. These include extra sanitation of all surfaces that an individual may come into contact with, especially high-to,uch areas such as doorknobs, faucets, chairs and handrails. Professional hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the facilities, and reminders have been placed throughout asking that physical contact such as shaking hands be limited.
“We recognize the significance this cemetery has to its families and the community. While it is unfortunate that we must now severely limit access, we know that doing so is for everyone’s wellbeing,” added Mr. Miller.
For more information,
visit www.InglwoodParkCemetery.com or contact Inglewood Park Cemetery at (310) 412-6500.
About Inglewood Park Cemetery
– The Soul of the City
Inglewood Park Cemetery has served the needs of Southern California families for over a century by reflecting the rich tapestry of Los Angeles, honoring and serving many diverse cultures and religions. It is the final resting place of such notable individuals as music icons Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and Etta James, Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, film stars Cesar Romero and Betty Grable and middleweight boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson. Amid its rolling hills and tree-lined avenues, Inglewood Park Cemetery offers a world of comfort in the heart of the city.