Update on COVID-19

Update on COVID-19

We at Short Funeral Services and Berry-Short Funeral Homes continue to remain vigilant in exercising personal and professional responsibility in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with the guidelines put forth by the CDC; federal, state, and local government; OSHA; and the National Funeral Directors Association, we have established the following policies to best serve our community.

  • ALL viewings, visitations and funeral services will be held within the restrictions mentioned below. 
    • The CDC guidelines recommend according to our capacity to not have more than 50 people in the funeral home at a time.
    • The CDC guidelines also recommend that “close contact” with others, which is at minimum 6 feet away, be avoided when possible.
    • Those attending must wear a mask and adhere to gathering and social distancing protocol, as mentioned above.
  • As a courtesy to families wishing to conduct a viewing, visitation, or service that are now affected by these in-person attendance restrictions, we will offer the opportunity to conduct a public Memorial Service at our facilities at no additional charge. This will be offered after this pandemic has passed and it is safe to return to normal funeral practices.

  • We will provide the option to conduct funeral arrangement conferences over the phone and via email when appropriate. Our dedication to our community will not waver. We will continue to closely monitor this pandemic and will follow the recommended response(s) from the appropriate authorities. We can each do our part to combat the spread of this virus and we hope that everyone in our community will take the necessary steps to safeguard themselves, their families and the fellow members of our community.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Copy/paste the link below into your browser for more information:


Short Funeral Services, Inc.:

Milton Chapel
Phone: (302) 684-8521
Fax: (302) 684-3924
416 Federal Street, Milton, DE

Georgetown Chapel 
Phone: (302) 856-6884
Fax: (302) 684-3924
609 E. Market Street, Georgetown, DE

Berry-Short Funeral Homes, Inc.:

Milford Chapel
Phone: (302) 422-8091
Fax: (302) 424-4296
119 N.W. Front Street, Milford, DE

Felton Chapel
Phone: (302) 284-4548
Fax: (302) 424-4296
217 E. Main Street, Felton, DE

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