Revised COVID Restrictions Affect CEOLP Cremation Ceremonies

Revised COVID Restrictions Affect CEOLP Cremation Ceremonies

The recent revisions of COVID-19 restrictions have opened the possibility of the Crestone End of Life Project (CEOLP) once again offering cremation ceremonies, with adapted protocols.

All cremations will be limited to a total of 50 participants, including CEOLP volunteers integral to the process. Families of the deceased will extend invitations, emphasizing that attendance is by “invitation only.”

No public announcements will be posted, either physically around town or on social media.

All participants will be required to wear masks and to socially distance.

CEOLP was able to perform cremations on two occasions within the last month. Both were intimate, moving, and deeply heartfelt in fulfilling the wishes of those who had died and their families.

CEOLP volunteers are available to assist families with home funeral and ceremonies associated with burial at the Crestone Town Cemetery.

Along with the COVID protocols, CEOLP operates under certain self-imposed rules:

1. No cremations if a fire ban is in effect.
2. No cremations if there are not sufficient CEOLP volunteers available to provide the highest level of service.
3. All those wanting to be served by CEOLP, either cremation or burial at Crestone Town Cemetery, must be registered with CEOLP.

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