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Grieving Minnesota family overwhelmed after funeral leads to COVID-19 outbreak

 

August 7, 2020



They gathered on a summer weekend in the small northwestern Minnesota town of Lake Park to pay their respects to 78-year-old Francis Perreault and share their grief and memories of the good times.

They hugged. They cried. They held hands and prayed and honored a man who was described by his daughter as “wonderful.”

Yet despite wearing masks and taking precautions, 30 family members became infected with COVID-19 within weeks of the mid-July services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and five became so sick they were hospitalized.

https://www.startribune.com/minn-family-s-grief-grows-after-funeral-leads-to-covid-19-outbreak/572031812/

 

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