We are experiencing an increase in deaths due to COVID-19. While we love all who visit our home as guests, we are not ready to serve you as a customer. Therefore, we are welcoming and encouraging all guests to wear a mask inside our funeral home to help stop the spread of the virus. Many people attending funerals fall into the “high-risk” category and deserve the right to say goodbye in a safe environment.
COVID-19 Deaths Rising:
COVID-19 cases and deaths are on the rise, with the Delta variant now responsible for 83% of the new coronavirus infections in the U.S. The Delta variant is estimated to be 60% more transmissible than the Alpha variant. With Austin/Travis county now in Stage 5, we see an increase in the number of COVID deaths. To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, beginning today, Harrell Funeral Home will:
– Masks are welcomed & encouraged for people visiting the funeral home. This includes vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. Why? Fully vaccinated individuals can develop a breakthrough infection with COVID-19, and although infection is usually mild, COVID-19 can spread to others who may be unvaccinated or more susceptible to severe COVID-19. Therefore, greater caution is being suggested by the CDC, including masking when indoors at crowded venues, social distancing, and handwashing, regardless of vaccination status. Plus, many families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19 are requesting the guests attending their services wear a mask out of respect for the sensitive nature of what they are experiencing.
– Gatherings at Harrell Funeral Home will be limited to 50% capacity.
– Online Arrangement Planning is available using Zoom and FaceTime, and paperwork may be completed online using DocuSign.
– Free Tribute video available for each family to provide a personal backdrop to your loved one’s obituary page.
– Live streaming/Recording of services are available for services.
You only get one chance to say goodbye. Harrell Funeral Home desires to keep every person that enters our facility safe. We want to show kindness and respect to those who are at greater risk. Our staff will be wearing a mask, and we encourage our guests to wear a mask too and practicing social distancing. Thank you for helping us do our part to stop the spread of the virus.