We appreciate the families Hughes Funeral Home are honored to serve. You are important to us, so we wanted to reach out personally regarding the current Covid-19 situation.
Our staff is committed to following public health guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health and State Health Officer.
As such, we will continue following the revised “Safer Apart” order effective Friday, April 9th. Specifically, here is how our office will adapt to the Safer Apart order:
*Guests are encouraged to wear masks while visiting Hughes Funeral Home, specifically when meeting with our staff members in our planning rooms. Any of our staff members will be happy to provide you with a mask upon request.
*Guests are encouraged to practice frequent hand-washing. Antimicrobial soaps and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout our facility.
*Frequently and throughout the day, our staff will continue to clean and sanitize our lobbies, planning rooms and restrooms.
*Guests who need to make arrangements who are feeling ill, recently tested positive for COVID or exhibiting COVID-like symptoms (fever, persistent cough, loss of taste/smell) will be able to complete all forms via email.
This past year has been challenging for all of us. Our directors and staff appreciate your patience as we have navigated through this pandemic. It has been a difficult time, but we appreciate your support and allowing us to continue to serve you. Thank you for entrusting Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory with the care of your loved one.
Special Bulletin FEMA Funeral Assistance Hotline to Open April 12
FEMA announced that individuals will be able to begin applying for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance on April 12.The FEMA Funeral Assistance website has been updated with the phone numbers that families can call to begin the application process.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number 844-684-6333 TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri, 8 am to 8 pm CT
FEMA will only award COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for a deceased individual on a single application. If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should register under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. The applicant or co-applicant must have incurred the funeral expenses. The deceased individual’s documentation status is not considered as part of the reimbursement process, but the applicant(s) must be U.S. citizens, legal residents, asylees, refugees, or non-citizen nationals.
Families should begin deciding who the applicant and any co-applicants will be and gather the documents they need to be reimbursed for expenses.
For more information click below.