A Message from the Caldwell & Cowan Family
COVID-19 UPDATE: September 2021: The latest variant of Covid, the Delta variant, is currently rampant around the world. For your safety and protection, and the safety and protection of our staff, we strongly recommend wearing of masks or other face coverings while in our facility as well as social distancing and frequent washing of hands. It is our honor to serve families within the Covington/Newton County community and surrounding areas, and our team is taking every precaution to keep everyone safe and healthy. To that end, we regularly use a portable sanitizing system to sanitize our facility after services and visitations, and we utilize a Hydroxyl Generator which rapidly and effectively eliminates odors and sanitizes air and surfaces in our facility.
We continue to stream funeral and memorial services when requested, 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. Services which have been recorded may be seen by clicking on our LIVESTREAM link here on our website.
We greatly appreciate your continued understanding, cooperation and support.
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home Staff
VA REMEMBERS SEPTEMBER 11th
We know many feel called to mark this anniversary with more than just moments of silence, and for those who are able, you're invited to join in on a national day of service. On Friday, September 10 at 10am (local time), more than 60 VA National Cemeteries across the nation are partnering with the non-profit Carry The Load to host a National Day of Service. To find participating cemeteries or to learn more, check out Carry the Load's registration page. Following a brief ceremony, volunteers will clean headstones and perform other tasks to beautify these national shrines. Another way to honor those who've served is to pay tribute to a Veteran using the Veterans Legacy Memorial site. VLM is an online platform memorializing more than 3.8 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries. Each Veteran has his/her own memorial page where families and visitors can upload a short tribute, photos, documents and more. VLM is easily accessible by smart phones.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program
The FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program went into effect April 12, 2021. FEMA continues to accept applications for reimbursement for 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. There may have been updates or changes in the FEMA program, so for the most current information please call the Funeral Assistance Line number (844) 684-6333 to speak with 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. Certain documentation will be required, which will be determined when you are able to speak with a FEMA representative. Please remember that the funeral home cannot apply for reimbursement of funds for you, but our staff will be glad to assist you in any way possible. Please call us at 770-786-7062 for assistance.
OUR GRIEF SUPPORT PROGRAM IS STILL ACTIVE. IF YOU NEED SUPPORT, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL OR CALL OUR OFFICE AT 770-786-7062.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT CALDWELL & COWAN FUNERAL HOME HAS RECEIVED ITS 16th CONSECUTIVE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION! OUR THANKS TO THE CALDWELL & COWAN STAFF FOR ONCE AGAIN EARNING THIS AWARD THROUGH THEIR COMMITMENT, DEDICATION AND HARD WORK.