Michigan Funeral Directors Association Press Release:
Citing rapidly escalating COVID-19 infections across Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a number of new restrictions, including on funeral attendance, in a Sunday evening press conference. The new restrictions, issued through an Emergency Order from Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon, include a 25 person cap on funeral attendance, effective Wednesday November 18 and continuing through December 8. Outdoor gatherings are also limited to 25 people.
The Order also states that, "organizers and venues must design the gathering to encourage and maintain physical distancing and must ensure that persons not part of the same household maintain 6 feet of distance from one another to the extent possible." In addition, "all persons participating in a gathering are required to wear a face mask."