NYC parks could become 'temporary’ burial sites as coronavirus deaths increase

Workers place bodies of coronavirus victims in a cold storage truck outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, March 31.
Workers place bodies of coronavirus victims in a cold storage truck outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, March 31.

The city has plans to turn parks into temporary cemeteries if the death toll from coronavirus continues to spike, according to a Manhattan pol.
With morgues and funeral homes overwhelmed, the city will dig trenches with 10 caskets each if needed, Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan) tweeted Monday.
“It will be done in a dignified, orderly — and temporary — manner. But it will be tough for NYers to take,” he wrote.
“The goal is to avoid scenes like those in Italy, where the military was forced to collect bodies from churches and even off the streets, added Levine, who chairs the Council’s Health Committee.
He emphasized the park burials are a “contingency plan” and “if the death rate drops enough, it will not be necessary.”
“We’re monitoring capacity closely, but there are no immediate plans to do this,” a spokeswoman for Mayor de Blasio said in an email.
New York City had 67,820 confirmed COVID cases and 2,475 deaths as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Health Department.
The park burial plan comes as some funeral homes have been so overwhelmed, they’ve stopped making arrangements for mourning families. The city built a massive makeshift morgue at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan last month.
De Blasio said the city has the capacity to do “temporary burials," but did not go into detail.
“If we need to do temporary burials to be able to tide us over to pass the crisis and then work with each family on their appropriate arrangements, we have the ability to do that,” he told reporters in Brooklyn.
He noted Hart Island in the Bronx — the final resting place of about 1 million New Yorkers, located in the Long Island Sound — is “the place we have used historically."

“We’re not at the point where we’re going to go into that,” Hizzoner said.

A typical hospital morgue can hold 15 bodies, according to Levine, who said those are now full. He said 80 refrigerated trucks with a capacity of 100 bodies each “are now mostly full, too.” Brooklyn and Manhattan facilities run by the city’s Chief Medical Examiner “will soon be full.”

OCME did not immediately answer a request for comment.

The criteria for starting burials at parks and specific sites under consideration were not immediately known.

“Nothing matters more in this crisis than saving the living,” the councilman wrote. “But we need to face the gruesome reality that we need more resources to manage our dead as well. Or the pain of this crisis will be compounded almost beyond comprehension.”


  1. If you look closely at many of the so called "BODY BAGS" in any news paper and most of the pictures posted on the (NONE OF THE BAGS ARE TAGGED) Meaning there is no identification info anywhere on them. There are False Flags everywhere in this. Convid is real but We're being played on a Global Scale.
    I suggest everyone read this article posted 2 years ago and it will explain in vivid detail where we are heading for the next 6 or 7 years.
    And the Article he just posted last week "Ceres at the Crossroads of Civilization" is a MIND BENDER.

  2. Why don’t they just cremate them all? The Nazis were able to cremate tens of thousands of bodies per day and leave no trace, so let’s get their old cremation oven tech back up and running, and use that!

  3. OH COME ON this is another over the top fear porn article. lol


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