NOTICE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: RESTROOMS

Restrooms are currently provided at Menorah Gardens located at 2630 S. 17th Avenue, Broadview. In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, all other restrooms are closed to the public until further notice.

PLEASE SEE THE CEMETERY VISITATION HOURS SCHEDULE BELOW DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

VISITING HOURS

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it brings, we must work as one to protect the health and safety of all, even as we are prevented from offering comfort and support in our usual ways. Waldheim Cemetery Co. is committed to complying with all Federal, State, and Local laws, including during this unprecedented pandemic, and will act in accordance with them. Specifically, Waldheim Cemetery Co. monitors and acts in accordance with guidance issued by the President of the United States, Governor Pritzker, Cook County government, the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the National Funeral Directors Association, and the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, among others.

As of March 19, 2020, we continue to staff our office Monday through Friday, during our standard business hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, but in a more limited capacity and with various staff working remotely.  Office hours are subject to change without notice.  Sunday office hours are suspended until further notice.  If you are planning to visit on a Sunday, we encourage visitors to contact the office during our standard business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We are limiting in-person contact to only what is essential. Our offices are closed to the public, however, our office is available by telephone Monday through Friday during our standard business hours.  Staff are prioritizing essential services. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests.   Additionally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent events, Waldheim Cemetery Co. has adjusted its schedule accordingly for maintaining the cemetery grounds to promote the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

The Cook County Department of Public Health has issued COVID-19 Phase 5 reopening guidance removing all capacity limits and restrictions on all sectors of the economy. This guidance is effective Friday, June 11, 2021.

  • Upon entering Phase 5, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • Under Phase 5, all sectors of the economy can resume at regular capacity.  Phase 5 also marks the return of traditional conventions, festivals, and large events without capacity restrictions. Large gatherings of all sizes can resume across all industry settings, and Phase 5 removes requirements that businesses institute mandatory social distancing in seated venues as well as daily health screenings of employees and visitors.
  • Illinois will continue to recommend face coverings for unvaccinated persons, as well as all individuals on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation; in transportation hubs, such as airports and train and bus stations; in congregate facilities such as correctional facilities, veterans’ homes, and long-term care facilities, group homes, and residential facilities; and in healthcare settings.
  • Businesses and venues should continue to allow for social distancing to the extent possible, especially indoors. Businesses and venues may also continue to put in place additional public health mitigations as they deem appropriate, including requiring face coverings.

These guidelines change rapidly in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, so please call our office at (708) 366-4541 during regular business hours for current information on our operations. We want to offer you and your family every possible help during these trying times. Given the limited staffing in our office during regular business hours and other staff working remotely, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries. We appreciate your patience, cooperation, and understanding during this unprecedented time.

We aim to provide the best care within the restrictions and guidelines of our Federal, State, and Local health officials, government, and leadership.

In order to help you better plan your visit, please refer to the schedule below. Face-to-face appointments have been suspended and all communication will be conducted through the phone and/or email, with priority being given to interments and other essential services.

Please continue to be safe and follow guidelines suggested by the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and as ordered by Governor Pritzker.

Office hours during COVID-19 pandemic and until further notice are as follows:

  • Regular office hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sundays: Suspended until further notice
  • Saturdays: Closed in observance of Shabbat

Cemetery visitation hours during COVID-19 pandemic and until further notice are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Sundays: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturdays: Closed in observance of Shabbat

 

DATE HOLIDAY OFFICE GATES
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day CLOSED OPEN
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Passover 1st Day CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday, April 4, 2021 Passover 7th Day CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, May 17, 2021 Shavuot 1st Day CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, May 31, 2021 Memorial Day OPEN OPEN
Sunday, July 4, 2021 Independence Day CLOSED OPEN
Monday, September 6, 2021 Labor Day CLOSED OPEN
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Rosh Hashanah 1st Day CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Yom Kippur CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Sukkot 1st Day CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Shemini Atzeret CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday, November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED OPEN
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve ON CALL PM OPEN
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day CLOSED CLOSED
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Eve ON CALL PM OPEN
2022
Saturday, January 1, 2022 New Year’s Day CLOSED CLOSED