Funeral homes adjust services to meet CDC regulations amid pandemic

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB)– Funeral homes are having to scale back their services amid the COVID-19 outbreak. With churches and cemeteries under new restrictions as well, it is hard for families to find a place to host services.

If they are able to host a service, there can be no more than 10 people in attendance.

“You feel sorry for some of the families because with having the limitations you can’t invite all you colleges your neighbor,” Pasco Gainer Sr Funeral Home Licensed Funeral Director Ronald Mitchell said.

People grieving the loss of a military veteran are particularly feeling the effects of the pandemic with Honor Guards unable to attened services.

“You have a decorated army veteran they can’t have that probably what we would call traditional service,” Mitchell said.

Once large gatherings are permitted again by the government Mitchell said Pasco Gainer Sr Funeral Home will happily serve their families at full capacity.

“Our hands are bound and this is the changing of times you know everyone is in a tough situation right now,” Mitchell said.

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