To Our Liberal Kansas Family,
Assisting families and friends with loss is our privilege and honor as funeral directors. Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know that funeral directors throughout Kansas are taking precautions to limit exposure to the coronavirus. We are still operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week making certain that those entrusted to our care and the families we serve are receiving uninterrupted service and attention, regardless of the cause of death.
In the last days and weeks, the Kansas Funeral Directors Association has been in regular contact with numerous state and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Kansas Department of Public Health, ensuring that the information we receive is as current as possible. Hornung Family Funeral Home is in regular contact with the National Funeral Directors Association which is helping us to ensure that public welfare is a primary concern. In addition, as part of our license renewal, we participate in public health and safety training. As health officials have indicated, one way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus is through limiting public gatherings. As of March 12, 2020, the CDC has limited gathers to 50 people or less for the next eight weeks. At 4:00PM, today it was announced through the Kansas Funeral Directors Associations obtaining Gov. Kelly’s written executive order 20-04, “that memorials, funerals, and religious ceremonies are exempt from this rule.”
Our sympathies go out to anyone who has the additional burden of grief and loss during this time, and we are here to guide each family with their particular needs on an individual basis. We encourage bereaved families to work with us to create meaningful services that fall within the governor’s emergency order to limiting large public gatherings.
By now, you are aware that another way to limit the spread of the virus is to refrain from going out in public if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell. Please stay home to not only speed your recovery and prevent spreading illness, but to also protect those in high-risk groups. If you are experiencing a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, we encourage you to not attend funeral services and at this time, but we will be providing Facebook Live, so you may watch funeral services comfortably and without risk. Feel free to reach out to us handling any services and we will be happy to assist you to share your sympathies with the family of the deceased and may also offer some other options to let the bereaved know that you support and care for them during this difficult time.
We are your neighbors and friends. We are taking the impact of this pandemic seriously; we live and work in this community and we are here 24/7 to care for you.
Please know that above all, we are committed to the families we serve. We remain focused on maintaining high standards and ethical practices as we serve families and bereaved with the health and well-being of our communities in mind as we move forward together in the coming weeks and months.
Respectfully from our family to yours,
Chuck and Connie Bowman
Mike and Kelly Hornung
Please Call us directly with any questions or concerns, we stand strong and ready to assist you. 620-624-5647.