Official COVID-19 Announcement by the Veterans Administration and the National Cemetery Association

All Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. However, the National Cemetery Administration is continuing to adjust its services in light of the best practices urged by the CDC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting March 23, 2020, as a matter of public health and safety, committal services and the rendering of military funeral honors, whether by military personnel or volunteer organizations, will be discontinued until further notice at VA national cemeteries. Immediate family members (limited to 10 individuals) of the deceased may choose to witness the interment if desired. Cemeteries will work to schedule a committal or memorial services at a later date for those families that choose to continue with the direct interment. 

For more information:
> https://www.facebook.com/NationalCemeteries
> https://twitter.com/VANatCemeteries

For more information about the government's response to COVID-19 please visit:
> https://www.coronavirus.gov