May 8, 2020
This morning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new Executive Order (E.O. 2020-77), replacing her earlier "Stay Home-Stay Safe" Order, extending many of its provisions, and modifying others. As with the earlier Order, however, it maintains the ability to attend a funeral as an exception to the stay at home provisions, "provided that no more than 10 people are in attendance." The Order also continues funeral homes as "critical infrastructure workers" in the "Health Care and public health" sector. The Order takes immediate effect and runs through May 28, 2020. As with earlier Orders, it has the force of law, and willful violation is a misdemeanor.
Furthermore, the following should be asked to refrain from attending either the arrangements conference or any services:
A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is under investigation for COVID-19
Anyone who has been in proximity with an individual who has tested positive
Anyone with a fever or exhibiting cold and/or flu symptoms
Anyone who has recently traveled internationally
At this time we are able to offer a live stream on our Facebook page and a digital recording for services held at our location or at a graveside service. Visitation may be held if no more than 10 people are in attendance at one time. We recommend visitations span multiple hours to accommodate this requirement. In addition, you may hold a public service after the restrictions are lifted. We will continue to keep you updated as more guidelines are implemented or lifted.