The worldwide news agency stated that the National Funeral Directors Association and funeral homes across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that a small number of people should be physically present at the funerals. "While you're at the event, promote social distancing etiquette, hand hygiene and try to limit other people coming in and out". The hospital, part of the Steward Health Care System, is the nation's first "Dedicated Care Center" exclusively treating patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
One funeral director Syracuse, New York, informed the local news that service was carried out by a pastor through webcam when travel bans were implemented.
Joseph O'Neil, the managing director of O'Neil Funeral Homes in London, Ont., added the live streaming feature just three months before the COVID-19 outbreak.
In addition to offering live streaming, funeral homes are still taking extra precautions on-site for the limited people who do attend services, including increased cleaning, setting a limit on visitation hours and, in some cases, pausing certain services.
Note that some funeral homes in the United Kingdom have pre-empted any official directives by providing live-streaming services.
"One of the challenges that we're facing is day by day, we come up with a policy - all of us and funeral service - and we to change and adapt", O'Neil said.
In Ireland, the Irish Association of Funeral Directors sparked a backlash after it said that all funeral service for coronavirus victims should be postponed and the deceased brought straight to a crematorium or cemetery.
We take the comfort, welfare and health of our families and guests very seriously.
The home said private services for under 50 people will continue. More than 81,000 people have recovered. Seventeen people have recovered so far.