Do funerals needs to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
COVID-19 does not need to affect whether the funeral takes place through burial or cremation. Wishes of your deceased family member or friend may continue to be honored. In general, there is no need to delay funeral services and visitations due to COVID-19.
What should I consider when holding a funeral during COVID-19?
See full answer● Consider whether it would be acceptable to hold modified funeral arrangements by limiting attendance to a small number of immediate family members and friends shortly after the time of death. Consider holding additional memorial services in the future when social distancing guidelines are less restrictive. ● When you are making decisions about who should attend, consider how emotionally difficult social distancing practices might be for attendees (such as keeping at least 6 feet apart and not hugging other attendees who do not live in their household). Ask the people you are working with (funeral home staff, clergy, or officiant) about resources they may be able to provide, such as: Virtual funeral services, visitations, and memorial tributes by online video streaming or recorded video.
What are some alternatives to funeral arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Consider having virtual or phone meetings instead of in-person meetings with funeral home staff, cemetery staff, clergy or officiants, and others to plan funeral arrangements.
Is there any special funeral handling for people who died because of the coronavirus disease?
People who died from COVID-19 can be buried or cremated. But check for any additional tribal, state, local, or territorial requirements that may dictate the handling and disposition of the body of individuals who have passed from certain infectious diseases.
Does COVID-19 affect whether the funeral takes place through burial or cremation?
COVID-19 does not need to affect whether the funeral takes place through burial or cremation. Wishes of your deceased family member or friend may continue to be honored.
What is the safest way for gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Safer Celebrations Gathering virtually or with the people you live with is the safest choice. If you do gather with people who don’t live with you, gatherings and activities held outdoors are safer than indoor gatherings.
What are the CDC recommendations for hosting gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The size of the event should be determined based on whether attendees from different households can stay at least 6 feet (2 arm lengths) Physical distancing at events can reduce transmission risk—for example, blocking off seats or modifying room layouts.
How many guests can safely attend a conference, concert, or other community event during the COVID-19 pandemic?
CDC does not provide specific numbers, including maximum or minimum numbers, of attendees for events and gatherings. Event organizers should work with local public health officials and follow applicable local laws and regulations, including those related to privacy, to determine the prevention strategies needed in their area. Event organizers should also monitor levels of community transmission (low, moderate, substantial, or high) and local COVID-19 vaccination coverage.
How do ventilators help in the treatment of patients with COVID-19?
For the most serious COVID-19 cases in which patients are not getting enough oxygen, doctors may use ventilators to help a person breathe. Patients are sedated, and a tube inserted into their trachea is then connected to a machine that pumps oxygen into their lungs.