The VA’s National Cemetery Administration has announced that funeral parties will be limited to no more than 10 people until further notice.
These restrictions will begin Monday, March 23rd with no announced end date.
“In light of concerns regarding the community spread of COVID-19, we are strongly urging that all committal services adhere to the CDC guidelines to avoid groups of more than 10 people,” the NCA guidance to funeral directors states.
“We suggest you contact cemeteries directly to gain an understanding of the completeness of the committal service in this very fluid situation.”
During this restriction, the NCA will not conduct committal services or the rendering of military funeral honors and no more than 10 immediate family members will be allowed to attend internments “from a safe distance.”
NCA updates can be found here.