Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, visitors, and staff. This page will provide you with the latest information about COVID-19 assistance, safety requirements, and any operational changes we’ve made.
FEMA Funeral Assistance
April 15, 2021—If you’ve lost a loved one due to COVID-19, you may qualify for up to $9,000 in federal assistance for a single loved one and up to $35,500 for multiple COVID-19 deaths. These funds can be used to help cover the costs of your loved one’s funeral and cemetery expenses.
If you have someone who was recently cremated, but you haven’t decided on a final resting place, this program may help. To learn more, please call our office today at 757.565.2006 or use our 24/7 Contact Form.
For application assistance, you can also visit the official FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance page or call them at 844-684-6333 (or 800-462-7585 for TTY). Although we can help you gather the required documentation, FEMA does not allow anyone to submit documentation on your family’s behalf. The only one who can register you for FEMA Funeral Assistance is you.
Please note that FEMA has received reports of scammers reaching out to people offering to register them for funeral benefits. This is not allowed and FEMA will never contact you before you register for the program.
March 23, 2021—To help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, and as outlined in Virginia Executive Order #72, we have made the following operational changes.
You may see the signs below set up in various locations throughout the park and during memorial services. In order to comply with Virginia Executive Order #72, everyone aged 5 and older must observe these instructions whether indoors or out. Thank you for helping us stop the spread of COVID-19.
Our administrative office is open for all essential business, but by appointment only. This includes immediate and pre-need services. Everyone entering our office, aged five and older, is required to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth. In addition, all individuals, who are not family members, must maintain a physical distance of at least six feet between one another. Please call us at 757.565.2006 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
If you need any non-essential services, such as ordering flowers, maintenance requests, or help locating a gravesite, please use our 24/7 Contact Form or call us at 757.565.2006.
Our cemetery grounds are open to the public and all ground maintenance and park improvements will continue as planned. However, everyone visiting our park, aged five and older, is now required to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth. In addition, all individuals, who are not family members, must maintain a physical distance of at least six feet between one another.
Enhanced Cleaning Procedures
Per the CDC’s recommendations, we have increased the frequency of our cleaning procedures, which includes sanitizing surfaces with approved cleaners.
ALL community events and educational programs are canceled until further notice. This currently includes our Memorial Day Celebration, our 1K Run, and our Lunch-N-Learn program.
Our community mausoleum is open to the public. Everyone entering our mausoleum, aged five and older, is now required to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth. No more than 6 people are permitted in this facility at a time.
Interment & Memorial Services
We will continue to perform all scheduled interments as planned. However, in accordance with Virginia Executive Order #72, all memorial services are limited to no more than 50 people total. Everyone attending a memorial service, aged five and older, is now required to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth.
Our public restrooms will remain closed until further notice.
As this situation evolves, we will update this page accordingly. Our staff remains committed to serving the Williamsburg community, especially during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.