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Coronavirus - COVID-19 News Release

In an effort to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Forsythe Gould Funeral Home has taken a collaborative approach to adhere to the mandates and the protocols set forth by our federal government, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the State of Illinois. Our decision is a representation of our professional and lawful responsibility to our communities and families, to protect the public's health and welfare, as well as, to continue to provide proper care of the deceased and compassion to those who grieve. As of 5pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health Services have ordered and prohibit the gathering of over 10 people in public places.

Funeral services are included in public gatherings, which means that this will temporarily alter the way we conduct public funeral ceremonies. As of now, we plan on strongly suggesting families to postpone their funerals until these limitations are lifted. For families who do not want to wait, we will be suggesting they keep funerals to immediate family and close friends of 10 people or fewer rotating as necessary. 

With deep respect for our families, and in caring for our communities, we will follow these guidelines. 

Additionally, we ask that you follow the safety guidelines below: 

Anyone who is experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, unusual body aches, nausea, or has been in contact with anyone experiencing any of these symptons, please refrain from visiting the funeral home at this time. 

Please refrain from visiting the funeral home if you have traveled outside of the U.S. or have been on a cruise ship or airline within the past eight weeks.

Please excercise Social distancing as suggested by the CDC and remain 6 feet away from one another. 

Please avoid shaking hands, giving hugs, or any physical contact with members of the family or other guests while visiting the funeral home and elsewhere.

This is serious time in our nation; one that deserves and demands serious action. Your cooperation in this matter is deeply appreciated as we all make little sacrifices to protect and care for those we love. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. 


The Staff at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home




When you have experienced the loss of a loved one, you can trust Forsythe Gould Funeral Home to guide you through the process of honoring their life. At Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, we pride ourselves on serving families in Manhattan and the surrounding areas with dignity, respect, and compassion. Our staff is experienced in a variety of funeral services and can help you celebrate your loved one no matter your religion, culture, or budget




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