The State Department has stopped issuing passports except for cases of a
"life-or-death" emergency among family members abroad.
"Due to public
health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20,
2020, we are only able to offer service for customers with a qualified
life-or-death emergency and who need a passport for immediate
international travel within 72 hours," the State Department says.
Emergencies that qualify for an immediate passport
include serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths affecting a "parent,
child, spouse, sibling, aunt, uncle, etc.," which require travel outside
of the U.S.