13 Hours, 22 Bodies: The long, lonesome shift of a crematory worker in the heat of COVID-19
This article details the experience of multiple crematorium workers in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 created an increase in bodies waiting to be cremated. The impact of this on the employees is discussed, including one employee unable to celebrate Easter Sunday because he had to work due to the high volume of bodies waiting to be cremated. The article features Gus Padilla, an employee at the Green-Wood crematorium in New York.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Schapiro, Rich, "13 Hours, 22 Bodies: The long, lonesome shift of a crematory worker in the heat of COVID-19" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Ritual. 46.