It is our goal to keep you informed on the changing laws during this worldwide crisis.  Your safety during these trying times is our 1st priority.   

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In a breaking update, the afternoon of March 16, the White House released “The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread.” Among these guidelines are that people “Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people” for the next 15 days (until March 31).

It would appear this would impact funerals/viewings in that they would be limited – perhaps to immediate family only – for the next 15 days. Funeral directors could offer livestreaming as an option for these services/viewings and, perhaps, recommend the family hold a larger memorial gathering at a later date. Services could also be recorded and the video shared with whomever the family deems appropriate. After this 15-day period concludes, the restrictions would continue with the CDC's eight week limitations on mass gatherings.

As with any gathering or event, you should check with local health officials to determine whether there are any prohibitions on holding public events, such as a visitation or funeral. Some states or cities have begun restricting public gatherings; these restrictions take precedence.

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