Indiana has surpassed 15,000 deaths from Covid-19.
In Vanderburgh County, six new deaths were reported on Wednesday.
Local funeral homes are trying to keep up with the demand for services.
"Unfortunately a lot of people have passed due to Covid," said Amy Walton, general manager at Sunset Funeral Home on the north side of Evansville.
To keep families safe, they have hosted some services outside at their gazebo.
"Where we had open air," Walton said.
And implemented several safety precautions.
"Temperature checks, having hand washing stations, and doing disenfectent everyday," Walton said.
Even putting a cap on how many people are allowed.
As for masks: "If you're vaccinated, you definitely don't have to wear a mask," Walton said.
At Sunset, they help families apply for FEMA grants of up to $9K to pay for funerals. So by the time they actually bury their loved one, they aren't worried about the cost.
"No one expects to pass away from Covid and unfortunately so many people are," Walton said.
Having to help so many people grieve has taken a toll on those who work at these funeral homes. But they say they do everything they can to make this time of grieving, a little less painful.
"Our job is to really help the family and help assist them during this difficult time," Walton said.