“In union there is strength.” - Aesop

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has majorly impacted businesses, families, and communities around the world, and is forever shifting the way that people interact with the world around them. The current mandates on social distancing and restrictions on travel are impacting the way families can plan and hold funeral services. As states begin to announce “shelter in place” orders, funeral services are being delayed or canceled to help aid in slowing the progression of the virus. This, of course, impacts the way families can gather, mourn, and honor the lives of their loved ones who have passed away.

Ways to Memorialize Someone When You Can’t Gather for the Funeral

We’ve gathered helpful resources from several leading grief and funeral professionals to help you find meaningful ways to memorialize loved ones who have passed away when you can’t come together for the funeral.

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Mental Health Tips While You Are Social Distancing

There isn’t one right way to cope with difficult situations, and we’ve collected several articles that can help you as you are practicing social distancing. Remember to be patient and kind with yourself as you navigate through these uncertain times. 

Funerals in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Stay safe, and remember that we are all in this together.