Operations under COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:          March 20, 2020


CONTACT: Derrick Bolt, Funeral Director, 409-769-2422, info@memorialofvidor.com


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Memorial Funeral Home Emergency Operating Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis, effective immediately and until further notice


VIDOR, TX – Memorial Funeral Home remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Memorial Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.


The following parameters have now been established and are in place at Memorial Funeral Home effective immediately:




  1. As of Friday, March 20, 2020 and in compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Orders, gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted, including at visitations and funeral services. We will comply with government restrictions regarding limit of 10 at community gatherings, including funeral and memorial services, whether in our facility or at outside churches or other remote location. This number can change in response to government declarations. Only one family in the funeral home at a time because of the limit of 10, if we have multiple families present on the same day.


  • Note: Please reserve this limited accommodation of 10 for immediate family members, or to a maximum of 10 attendees, including family. Others may post condolences on our website, send private condolences or sign electronic guestbooks.


  1. We request that guests who are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, or who have been in contact with someone exhibiting symptoms or who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or
  2. have recently traveled to any of the affected countries, refrain from visiting the funeral home at this time.


  1. All arrangement conferences are limited to decision-makers. Please limit the amount of family members attending arrangement appointments or try to make arrangements by phone or via electronic submission.






  1. Service options available currently are two hours of visitation with graveside service.


  • By Diocese statement, the Catholic Church will only allow priest attendance at graveside services at this time. Priests are not allowed to do a mass at church (masses are discontinued for the time being) and can’t conduct funeral services inside funeral homes. Memorial Masses will be held at a later date for families loved ones.


  1. We also ask that no food or drinks be brought into the funeral home until further notice.





  1. Identification of all COVID-19 related cases will only be done via direct photo of the deceased as well as identifying markings or tattoos, per approval of the State. We will not bring family members in the same room with someone who was diagnosed with



  1. Arrangement conferences will be by phone appointment or via electronic submission only.


  1. Visitation and service options for deaths due to COVID-19 will be addressed with a funeral director at the time of need.


At Memorial Funeral Home, we recognize and take seriously our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. We 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. Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as 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.


Please be patient as we implement these protective measures in response to rapid, often daily changes in City, State and Federal mandates, both as protective measures and in consideration of the current national, state and city declared states of emergency and emergency preparedness.


If the staff of Memorial Funeral Home can be of assistance, please contact us at (409) 769-2422, info@memorialofvidor.com. Memorial Funeral Home, 1750 Hwy 12, Vidor, Texas 77662.


Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor
Phone: (409) 769-2422
1750 Hwy 12, Vidor, TX 77662

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