All Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries remain open and continue to provide interment services for Veterans and eligible dependents during this health crisis.
VA national cemeteries have adapted operational procedures throughout the pandemic to prevent the spread of coronavirus based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
Effective immediately: The CDC issued new guidance requiring all individuals to wear a mask indoors in areas where the transmission rate is High or Substantial, regardless of vaccination status.
In accordance with this guidance, signage will be posted at each public entrance at VA national cemeteries if face masks are required in the cemetery's indoor facilities. All employees and visitors, vaccinated or not, must wear masks in Federal buildings and indoor spaces if so directed.
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FEMA is offering a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance reimbursement program. For more information please visit: FEMA FAQ.