From the Document: "Death of a loved one is a painful experience. However, death due to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] is likely to be more difficult for several reasons: the death is unanticipated and families are separated from their hospitalized loved one due to potential contagion. Families may be unable to grieve and memorialize their loss in ways that are religiously and culturally familiar. It is likely that family and close friends will be distressed, confused, and have many questions. When a loved one dies, we are forever changed. As we move through the pain of grief, it is important to remember that many people find new strengths and capabilities and develop enduring relationships with others. This Fact Sheet provides helpful information to families (or those caring for them) to help cope with their loss."
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: https://www.cstsonline.org/