Burial or cremation ritual

People who have died of COVID-19 may be buried or cremated. There is currently no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral service or visitation with the body of a deceased person who had confirmed or suspected COVID-19 after the body has been prepared for viewing. Some cultures practice a prolonged mourning period with multiple observances, so hosting virtual events at the time of loss and in-person events later may be in keeping with these practices. Consider suggesting family, friends and loved one’s express care in ways that do not involve in-person interactions. Key words: ritual, mortuary, bury, death, loss, cemetery, safety, risk, transmission

SNOMED_CT Problem=191415002 (PB0050); SNOMED_CT Cat-Tar=424183000 (CG0001, TG0071)

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