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High Death Rate In New Jersey Threatens Health Of Funeral And Cemetery Workers

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Jeff Dodgson, who oversees the grounds crew at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield, N.J., watches as a grave is prepared. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
Jeff Dodgson, who oversees the grounds crew at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield, N.J., watches as a grave is prepared. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

The pandemic has strained the capacity of funeral homes and cemeteries. In New Jersey, which has the second-highest rate of COVID-19 deaths, it's having a big impact on workers in the so-called "death care" industry.

Nick Pugliese (@nickpugz) of WHYY reports.

This segment aired on May 27, 2020.

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