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Restrictions on funerals, visiting hours lifted at LA Catholic cemeteries

visitors at the Resurrection Cemetery

Administrators announced Friday that some COVID-19-related restrictions on funeral Masses, visitation hours, and graveside services are being lifted at Catholic cemeteries and mortuaries in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

In a July 10 letter to parishes of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries management team said that funerals could resume at the Archdiocese’s six mortuary chapels for the first time in nearly four months, as long as they followed the necessary safety protocols.

The letter also said that public visitation hours at the Archdiocese’s 11 cemeteries would return to normal schedule, and that graveside services at cemeteries could be held without attendance limits, as long as attendees followed social distancing measures.

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