We at Harris Funeral Home realize this is a difficult time for you and your family. With you at the center of everything we do, we would like to address concerns about the coronavirus and the steps we’ve taken to keep you, your family, and our team safe and healthy.
We are closely monitoring the situation and following the guidance from public health officials and government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control. We will make ongoing assessments as developments unfold. Rest assured we are doing everything in our power, under these circumstances, to provide as less of a stressful situation as possible.
In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Harris Funeral Home is offering ‘special funeral services’ for families affected by disease.
Harris Funeral Home is offering these funeral arrangements for families at its locations:
• Tele-arrangements will allow families the ability to arrange a funeral service over the phone or with email. This applies to advance funeral planning and immediate need funerals. Feel free to ask if you have further questions regarding this.
• Online guest books will allow individuals to sign, leave comments and post pictures for loved ones. Harris Funeral Home recommend people issue condolences through social media, online website since no register book will be available during public viewing for signing.
• Public viewing hours will change to two hours. If you are coming to a athering, consider limiting your time present. Find the members you wish to express condolences to and then move on. Give them space, six feet at the very least and refrain from hugging or giving handshakes.
• No mass gatherings of 10 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between participants at Harris Funeral Home.
In an order and following the ADPH recommendations concerning (COVID-19) effective March 28, 2020 to keep the community safe, the funeral service will be for the family only. All public viewing will be supervised by a License Funeral Director and Staff of Harris Funeral Home. Based on recommendations from the ADPH, all participants must maintain a consistent six-foot distance between all parties during the service. We understand this is a difficult time, but the situation is serious, and your well-being is our utmost concern at Harris Funeral Home. Please refrain from hugging, handshakes and touching at the visitation, service and committal. Those who are ill, elderly, and/or immune-compromised should stay in their residence and not attend services. Please use our website to leave a message to share your favorite memories and offer words of sympathy and comfort since no register book will be available during public viewing for signing. | Jeffery Harris