WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—More essential services are changing how they operate during the coronavirus outbreak. Several of them like dental offices and hospitals have already made provisions during the pandemic. Now funeral homes and animal hospitals are joining that list.
Miller-Roscka Funeral Home in Monticello had to make some changes.
"Before today, we were allowed to have fifty people come in for visitations,” said Co-owner John Roscka.
Per the CDC and the National Funeral Directors Association only ten people are allowed in the building now through March 31st.
"It's a sad situation,” said Roscka.
Roscka said its sad, live streaming could become the new normal for visitations and funerals.
"Maybe more live streaming will be something that the families will look into,” said Roscka. “Due to the fact that only ten people can come in and that would be just ten people other than the family."
Funeral Homes aren't the only essential service switching things up.
"We decided it was time to quick allowing people in the building,” said Creekside Animal Hospital Vet. Pamela Jackson. “So we are now doing curbside only pick-up."
Creekside Animal Hospital has also made some changes. Clients now pull up, call in, a vet technician comes out to the
car to get your pet and then-
"I will take the phone in with me and I will actually talk to the owner while I'm in the room doing the exam,” said Jackson.
Dr. Pamela Jackson said these are changes to not only protect the staff but customers.
"If their pet needs medical care it's still going to be available,” said Jackson. “We are still here for them."