AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE GARDENS AT GETHSEMANE
Dear Gardens Family and Friends,
The health and safety of our families is a top priority.
We are taking recommended precautions to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus in accordance with protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and the local Department of Public Health.
We want you to know that we have developed and implemented a pandemic protocol with the staff in order to help keep everyone safe during this time.
Visit when you can and always have a mask with you when outside of your car.
Please note the following:
The Gardens will continue to be accessible by the public from dawn till dusk. If you are looking for a loved one, you can find their resting place by going to our website: https://thegardenscemetery.org/looking-for-a-loved-one/.
However, if you are feeling sick with a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, see your primary care physician and please do not visit the cemetery.
Services and Ceremonies will continue. We recommend that only immediate family and close friends attend and no more than 25 people are allowed to gather at one time. If someone is coughing excessively or displaying symptoms of any type of illness, they may be asked to return to their vehicle.
Pictures and video are encouraged for sharing with loved ones who could not attend. Please designate 1 person for pictures and/or video.
Social distancing at Services– Practice proper social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart from other people. We will take individual requests for comfort and convenience- our decisions will be made on the health and safety of all attendees.
The Welcome Center is open and masks are mandatory inside to protect our staff and families.
If you are making arrangements please call to make an appointment. We will conduct business inside or outside on the new patio.
We will not be driving families in our cars onto the cemetery grounds; instead you may follow in your own vehicle.
Please note that our usual hospitality of coffee and pastry and the use of the family room for gatherings will not be available until further notice.
Our Downstairs Restroom is open to the public and disinfected often. Use at your own risk.
Sending Flowers: If you send flowers to the office they will be placed at your loved one’s resting place at no cost to you.
The Chapel is open if you would like to light a candle for a family member. Please do not venerate the icons.
Conversation over the phone is encouraged if you need someone to talk to about a recent loss. Whenever you need us, The Gardens is here to help. (617) 325-0186.
Visitors are encouraged to use our online services. Visit www.thegardenscemetery.org to find loved ones, get turn by turn directions to their location, and find general information.
The Gardens Cemetery is committed to the health and wellness of all and we hope you and your family stay safe. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at (617) 325-0186.