Coping with the loss of a loved one while social distancing

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Those who have lost loved ones can embrace various strategies to cope with their loss, while stay-at-home orders remain in place. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Coping with the loss of a loved one can be challenging in the best of times, but during the coronavirus pandemic, many people have had to confront such challenges at a time that is unlike any other in modern history. By Friday, Oct. 9, the World Health Organization showed that roughly 1,056,186 people across the globe had died from the coronavirus. Many of the 235 countries, areas or territories that reported cases of COVID-19 implemented social distancing measures to reduce the spread of the virus. While such efforts no doubt saved lives, they also left many people without traditional means of grieving their deceased loved ones. Restrictions on gatherings in the United States made it difficult if not impossible for more than 10 people to grieve together in person. Th
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