David Robinson, New York State Team Published 3:34 p.m. ET April 6, 2020 | Updated 3:52 p.m. ET April 6, 2020CLOSE Mark A. Flower, the manager of the Flower Funeral Home on Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers, talks about the constantly changing rules for wakes and burials. Rockland/Westchester Journal NewsNew York City is looking into ways to temporarily bury the dead because of the mounting coronavirus death toll, a spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.”We are exploring using Hart Island for temporary burials, if the need grows,” spokesperson Freddi Goldstein  said on Twitter. She issued the statement after Mark Levine, a New York City Council member, wrote on social media that the city was considering temporarily burying the dead in trenches dug in a city park.”We are NOT currently planning to use local parks as burial grounds,” Goldstein said.We are NOT currently planning to use local parks as burial grounds. We are exploring using Hart Island for temporary burials, if the need grows. https://t.co/LfgGjULjh8— Freddi Goldstein (@FreddiGoldstein) April 6, 2020A spokesperson for the city Office of Chief Medical Examiner, or OCME, addressed the issue in an email to USA TODAY Network.”We are only conducting city burial at Hart Island at this time,” Aja Worthy-Davis said, referring to the island that has a


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