And sadly, now so is the city’s system for managing our dead. And it, too, needs more resources.
This has big implications for grieving families. And for all of us. 1/
But they are now dealing w/ the equivalent of an ongoing 9/11. And so are hospital morgues, funeral homes & cemeteries.
Every part of this system is now backed up. 2/
Cemeteries are not able to handle the number of burial requests and are turning most down. 4/
It will be done in a dignified, orderly--and temporary--manner. But it will be tough for NYers to take. 9/
OCME is going to need much more staff to achieve that goal. 10/