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FAQ - FUNERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
NAVAJO NATION COVID-19
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If a person dies from COVID-19, is their body still contagious?
The CDC states, there is currently no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation with the body of someone who has died from COVID-19. However, CDC is still learning how COVID-19 is spread.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to mainly close contact (i.e., within about 6 feet) with a person who is currently sick with COVID-19. The virus likely spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This type of spread is not a concern after death.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads
People should consider not touching the body of someone who has died of COVID-19.
At a minimum, people conducting these activities should wear disposable gloves. If splashing of fluids is expected, additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required (such as disposable gown, face shield or goggles and facemask).
Our family just had a death in the family, what is the recommendation or limit for those attending?
On March 29, 2020, the Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-004 states that funerals are limited to no more than five (5) people
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