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Ft. Huachuca pandemic precautions, UA president, rituals impacted plus, what role community has in supporting vulnerable groups during the pandemic.
News: Funeral homes prepare for COVID cases
By: Craig Smith
TUCSON, Ariz. - With death rates up, it’s inevitable the coronavirus crisis will reach the funeral homes. KGUN9 On Your Side’s Craig Smith talked to one well known mortuary on how it’s preparing and how the virus has affected even funerals where COVID was not the cause of death.
Coronavirus is a grim reality that gets grimmer every day. As it does, it challenges the institutions we depend on when times get tough---and that includes funeral homes.
“We’ve had one patient with COVID,” says Paul Neville, Funeral Director at Brings Broadway Chapel. “They (the family) didn't have a chance to see her at the hospital before she passed so we availed them an opportunity up to 30 minutes here in our funeral home. They were required by us to put on full protective gear.”
News: Guidelines have been set in place for local funeral homes during COVID-19
By Allie Potter
Bring's Broadway Chapel on the eastside and Sensible Cremation and Funerals in midtown are taking precautionary measures to help lessen the spread of the virus.
"In this moment, there is a heightened sense of awareness and a certain level of fear," said Joseph Stone, funeral director of Bring's Broadway Chapel. "But we are here."
The local funeral homes work with families online, over the phone or in-person so they are able to give their loved ones a beautiful send off.
Both of the funeral homes have increased the frequency of deep-cleaning, per CDC guidelines.
We are continuing to monitor updates from the CDC regarding COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website here for frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and how it relates to funerals.
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