Coronavirus upends funeral services and mourning process. 'It's doubly devastating'
'Funeral hall prepared for burial ceremony' (Shutterstock)

MIAMI — Two months ago, Jorge Rivero thought he knew everything to know about running a funeral home.But despite a 30-year career and a multi-generational family history in the death care sector — his great grandfather was the first to get in the business with the 1947 inauguration of a funeral home in Havana — Rivero said nothing could have prepared him for the way coronavirus has altered his line of work.“It’s a new game,” said Rivero, the current co-proprietor of the Vior Funeral Home at 291 NW 37th Ave. in Miami. “Everything has changed.”The pandemic has brought on more deaths and longer w...


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