Alabama funeral homes overwhelmed by COVID-19 deaths

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is impacting businesses around the state, but a field hit harder than most is the funeral industry.

Local funeral home Van Hoose & Steele’s Owner Danny Steele said that while several diseases or viruses remain active after death, there are no guidelines for how long COVID-19 can live in a body after death. That’s a concerning unknown, he said.

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