Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)
Funeral and Burial Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives - Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID-19
International • English • COVID General Information, Traditional Practices, Public Health
At the request of tribal leaders, federal partners developed this Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID-19 fact sheet to help guide tribes with funeral and burial health and safety. This fact sheet also helps tribes plan for an increase in deaths within a community. Tribes and families practice unique traditions and refer to death in varying ways as they honor those who have passed on. We share this public health guidance with sincere respect for those traditions.