REDDING, Calif. - With Shasta County now in the red tier, it has allowed businesses to get some relief.
The McDonald’s Chapel Funeral Home in Redding has made adjustments to its business during the pandemic.
“In the last year, we've had more gravesite services just because of the way the pandemic has forced people outside,” Bob Todd, general manager for McDonald’s Chapel Funeral Home, said.
Normally the funeral home can fit between 125 to 150 people inside for services.
Due to the pandemic, the funeral home can only hold 25% to 35% of the maximum capacity.
“We do have viewings sometimes where folks will sit in the chairs that are spread out to keep social distance as well and take turns going up to the casket,” Todd said.
The funeral home plans to space chairs for mourners 6-feet apart and require people to wear masks at all times.
The McDonald’s Chapel Funeral Home has been open but is said it has only held outdoor services.
It said its indoor services have now been open for a few weeks since the Supreme Court ruled religious services could be held indoors at 25% capacity.
The funeral home said it will still continue live-streaming funeral services.