Hours after Pete DaPrato died from COVID-19, members of his family gathered at his home in O’Fallon, Missouri.
But they didn’t go inside.
Pete’s widow, Jackie, was in quarantine. And the other mourners wanted to follow health guidelines and maintain a healthy distance.
So they pulled up chairs in the driveway, spaced six to 10 feet apart from each other.
Pete’s daughter produced a couple of cans of Bud Light. His twin brother and son each took one, and cleaned it off with a disinfectant wipe.
Like other families, the DePratos are grappling with the reality of death and mourning in the time of coronavirus.