Houston, TX – Morales Funeral Home remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Morales Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.
As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), we regularly receive information via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.
And according to the CDC, at this time, there is no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may choose either burial or cremation as usual.
“At Morales Funeral Home we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve,” said Christina Morales, President “We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully and safely commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.”
Morales continued: “Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as keeping a proper social distant, staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.”
We will be implementing the following measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Encouraging remote arrangements with our funeral directors via phone conference or web
- Hosting a private, intimate graveside service and scheduling a memorial service sometime in the future
- Enhance sanitizing all furniture, equipment and vehicles
If the staff of Morales Funeral Home can be of assistance, please contact us at (713) 223-1167 or via email: [email protected]
Morales Funeral Home is a family-owned business offering memorial services since 1931. Clients can expect help in planning for the funeral as well as the basic needs and arrangements. Staff members are caring and experienced professionals who respect every individual’s personal requests and traditions. Christina Morales, a certified embalmer, manages the funeral home.
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