Funerals in the US to be live streaming according to a new recommendation amidst Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended live-streaming of funeral services on various social media platforms.
IT would help limit physical attendance.
IN A WEBINAR WITH THE NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION AND FUNERAL HOMES ACROSS THE US, THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) SAID FUNERALS SHOULD BE LIMITED TO A SMALL NUMBER OF MOURNERS PHYSICALLY PRESENT, AND STREAMED ONLINE FOR EVERYONE ELSE.
This comes after the government ordered 10 people to be the maximum for public gatherings for the next 15 days.
They also asked that people should be at least 6 feet away from an infected person.
“THERE MAY BE LESS OF A CHANCE OF THE VIRUS SPREADING FROM CERTAIN TYPES OF TOUCHING, SUCH AS HOLDING THE HAND OR HUGGING AFTER THE BODY HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR VIEWING,” THE CDC WROTE.
“AS YOU THINK ABOUT PLANNING FOR THE EVENT, LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IF POSSIBLE, USE LIVE-STREAMING OPTIONS AND PERHAPS HAVE ONLY IMMEDIATELY FAMILY ON HAND.”