A Message from the Caldwell & Cowan Family
COVID-19 UPDATE, April 16, 2021: At Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, it is our honor to serve the families within the Covington/Newton County community and surrounding areas. Our team is taking every precaution to keep the families we serve and our employees safe and healthy. To that end, we have purchased, and regularly use, a portable sanitizing system with which we sanitize the Funeral Home after services and visitations. We also utilize a Hydroxyl Generator which rapidly and effectively eliminates odors and sanitizes air and surfaces in our facility.
The latest Executive Order from Governor Kemp has eliminated the Gatherings ban. However, social distancing, wearing of face coverings, and practicing sanitation (washing hands, using hand sanitizer) are still encouraged.
We are continuing to stream funeral and memorial services from our Chapel, which enables those who cannot attend, or who do not wish to risk exposure by attending, to be able to see and hear the service online.
As we all hope for a return to normalcy, we greatly appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation. Thank you.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program
The FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program went into effect April 12, 2021. FEMA is now accepting applications from individuals who incurred expenses related to funerals, cremations, and interments for those who died from COVID-19 during the period beginning January 20, 2021. According to FEMA's policy, individuals must apply - not the funeral home. You may qualify if: (1) you are a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who paid for funeral expenses; and (2) the funeral expenses were for an individual whose death in the United States may have been caused by, or was likely the result of, COVID-19. Call the Funeral Assistance Line number: 844-684-6333 (TTY 800-462-7585) to speak to a FEMA representative to determine whether you may be eligible for assistance. Since the Assistance Line has opened, it has been inundated with calls, so if you receive a busy signal, they ask that you try again later.
For your information, certain documentation will be required: (1) the death certificate of the deceased indicating that the death was attributed directly or indirectly to COVID-19; (2) the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020; and (3) documentation regarding the amount of the funeral expenses. There may be other documentation required by FEMA, which will be determined when you are able to speak with a FEMA representative. There may be questions which our staff can answer for you. If you need assistance, please call us at 770-786-7062. We will be glad to help in whatever way we can.
Our Grief Support Program is still active. If you need support, please don't hesitate to call our office at 770-786-7062.