“Let’s Not Meet” Policy at Alterna Cremation Keeps Clients Safe

By: Ashely Newton
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

WINNIPEG, Canada – Locally owned and operated, Alterna Cremation’s funeral director is advising their families to utilize their online and telephone services when making final arrangements for their loved ones. With the dramatic rise in cases of Coronavirus, the owner of the company wanted to implement procedures to minimize any risk to their clients at such a difficult time. This is Alterna’s way to protect their families as well as helping flatten the curve of the spread of the virus.

 

Making final arrangements is never an easy task - always with a lot of emotion and sadness attached to the situation, but as Coronavirus spreads across the planet, business owners must follow government guidelines and try, where possible, to minimize the spread of this terrible virus. Alterna Cremation is advising their customers to delay any memorial services until a later date. 

 

All the planning for cremation services through Alterna Cremation can be completed online and over the telephone. The new policy, which the company has named the "let's not meet policy", has been created with the public's safety in mind, rather than the funeral company’s safety. The reality of being a funeral director is that they spend every day visiting hospitals and care homes, unlike the vast majority of their customers. As a 34 year old healthy woman, Ashley is worried about becoming infected but remaining asymptomatic, spreading the illness without even knowing she has it. “I think I am at reasonable risk to eventually come in contact with the virus, and I don’t want to become like Typhoid Mary, well more like Covid Ashley” she says. 

 

"We want to do everything possible to help reduce the spread of this dangerous virus, and the reality is that arranging a cremation online is very easy," said Ashley Newton. "We have made this process to be easy while retaining the same high-quality level of service that the residents of Winnipeg have come to expect from Alterna Cremation. If there is anything else that we can do to help our clients get through this difficult time, they only have to ask." 

 

Alterna Cremation is a locally owned and operated alternative funeral provider. Alterna Cremation stands out from the crowd due to being owned and operated by a woman in a traditionally male-orientated business. The company adds lots of innovative touches to try to ensure that family members are supported at such a painful time. They only offer simple cremations and many families are relieved to find that there isn’t really anything to upsell to. For more information about the company and the various services that they provide, visit their website at https://alternacremation.ca/35/Home.html or call (204)808-4490.

 

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