COVID-19 Deaths

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FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced April 12th, it is offering financial assistance to families and individuals burdened by funeral expenses incurred for loved ones who’ve died due to COVID-19. Darriel Ezell, investigator and inspector for the Arkansas Insurance Department's Funeral Service Division provides application guidance.


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As the COVID-19 death toll in Arkansas rises each day, religious leaders must follow strict CDC and state guidance for last rites, funerals and burials. We hear from the inspector and investigator for the Arkansas Insurance Department's Funeral Services Division about compliance and speak with a local Islamic mosque imam, Catholic church priest, and a Jewish cantor about how they're adapting during the pandemic.