Funerals in the Time of Coronavirus: Thoughts for Families; by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Needless to say, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is a challenging time for everyone. But if someone you love has died, it is likely that the current social distancing orders and travel restrictions are making funeral planning especially difficult for your family.
Losing a loved one is hard enough. Losing a loved one at a time of unprecedented upheaval and limitations may seem overwhelming. I am sorry you have been put in this position, and I hope this article will help your family find ways to meet your mourning needs and honor the person who died while making any necessary adjustments to keep everyone safe.
Coronavirus and the Six Needs of Mourning Alongside the physical pandemic, the novel coronavirus is causing a pandemic of grief. That’s what we’re all feeling right now—grief. It’s important to recognize that.Dr. Wolfelt wrote this article, "Coronavirus and the Six Needs of Mourning" to help everyone be aware of six needs of mourning related to pandemic grief. We hope you find this helpful and encourage you to share with anyone that you think might find it of support at this time