Grieving daughter can’t go to mom and dad’s funeral after both die of coronavirus hours apart

A heartbroken daughter can’t attend the funeral of her mother and father after they were both killed by coronavirus.

According to reports, Michelle Taylor, of Vancouver, Washington, has recently come out of a 10-day quarantine enforced after parents Merle and Dee Tofte die of COVID-19 within hours of each other on March 16.

Michelle was forced to self-isolate due to the close contact she had with her mom and dad as they were battling the virus. This has meant she’s been kept away from her loved ones, including her children.

Credit / Michelle Taylor

Speaking of her parents’ demise, Michelle wrote on Facebook: “On March 16th, Clark County reported the first and second deaths of a married couple from COVID-19.

“They were my parents Merle and Dee Tofte and they died within hours of one another.

“I am in quarantine until March 26th. I can’t be with my loved ones. I can’t comfort my children whom have lost their grandparents. I can’t hold a service for my parents or attend their burial. Funeral homes are closed.

“It is believed they contracted Covid-19 through community spread. I wanted time and privacy to grieve but if their story can save a life, it needs to be told. Please share this. I love you Mom and Dad.”

Credit / Michelle Taylor

Metro say Merle and Dee died less than one month after celebrating Dee’s 85th birthday.

Michelle is now warning others to stay indoors to slow the spread of the virus, as she knows just how lethal it can be.

Indeed, people need to be adhering to social distancing guidelines and must be taking coronavirus seriously.

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