By Leader Contributor Emma Horton

With COVID-19 dominating our news cycles, changing our daily routines, and heavily impacting the funeral industry, here’s a look at how different leaders are handling the pandemic.

“Give a smile instead of a hug.” Mark Krause, president of Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, spoke with a local news outlet about how he’s managing social distancing at his multiple locations across the Milwaukee area.

The obituaries for COVID-19 victims are almost filling up the entire local newspaper of a city in Italy as survivors are forced to cope with their grief alone.

Hear from a Nashville funeral director as he details his experience caring for families and their loved ones during this trying time.

Read further about Italy’s crisis, which has overwhelmed funeral homes and is nearly wiping out an entire generation.

Read about how a Kentucky funeral home is handling COVID-19 while juggling a variety of requests from families and the state government’s restrictions.

A funeral home in Memphis has canceled all indoor services for the time being.

Jimmy Altmeyer Jr., president of Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, spoke with a news outlet in Virginia Beach about how his firm is preparing for deaths related to COVID-19.

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