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Dealing with death during a pandemic

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 09:16:08-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Resting in peace can be difficult if the people left behind are not prepared. Since the beginning of the pandemic, what has been certain, is the uncertainty of the future. Now more than ever, people are preparing for what is inevitable but often an afterthought, death.

Saying goodbye is serious business. We did see an increase in what I would call the death rate. And it did have an impact on our business as far as we were doing more business having more deaths, which we attribute to some of the Covid.
Tim Hauck, Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Services

Hauck adds another delay was due to paperwork. He says, "A lot of what we do is cremation, which directly involves the medical examiner. I think what had happened, we did see, was a small delay in some of the processing of some of the paperwork, which was, I believe, directly related to the medical examiner being inundated with having to certify each Covid death."

Regardless of us being in a pandemic, Hauck suggests it is a necessary conversation to have with your family first.

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