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COVID-19 Funeral Service Restrictions in Michigan

At Sharp Funeral Homes, we remain committed to the health and safety of the families we serve, our employees, and our community. We want to assure our friends and families in Genesee County that we continue to take proactive measures to help prevent the spread of any potential illness. We are monitoring the situation closely by following local, state and national guidelines.

On April 9, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new Executive Order (E.O. 2020-42) extending her earlier "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order to April 30th. Unlike the previous order, however, the Governor specifically listed attending a funeral as an essential activity for which individuals may leave their home or place of residence, "provided that no more than 10 people are in attendance at the funeral." This Order has the force of law and is punishable as a misdemeanor.

On July 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new Executive Order (E.O. 2020-147) requiring face masks to be worn in any indoor public space or outdoors when unable to maintain social distancing. Businesses that are open to the public must not provide service to anyone, or allow anyone to enter its premises unless that person is wearing a face covering. Under this Order, funeral homes must require those entering the premises, whether making arrangements or attending funeral and visitation services, to wear face coverings. Funeral attendees are required under this order to wear face coverings when entering the facility. 

The requirements to wear a face mask does not apply to:

  • Are younger than five years old, though children two years old and older are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering, pursuant to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC");
  • Cannot medically tolerate a face covering;
  • Are eating or drinking while seated at a food service establishment;
  • Are exercising when wearing a face covering would interfere in the activity;
  • Are receiving a service for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service;
  • Are entering a business or are receiving a service and are asked to temporarily remove a face covering for identification purposes;
  • Are communicating with someone who is hearing impaired or otherwise disabled and where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication;
  • Are actively engaged in a public safety role, including but not limited to law enforcement, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel;
  • Are officiating at a religious service; or
  • Are giving a speech for broadcast or an audience.

We want to reassure you that we’ll continue to maintain our high health standards and provide regular updates on funeral service restrictions in Genesee County. We are committed to serving all families and we have asked any employee running a fever or having flu-like symptoms to stay home.

To read the latest statement from the CDC, please visit the following link: https://www.nfda.org/covid-19/_zs/xdrdl/_zl/xpii1

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Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center
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6063 Fenton Road
| Grand Blanc, MI 48507
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Tel: (810) 239-8800
Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel
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8138 Miller Road
| Swartz Creek, MI 48473
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Tel: 810-635-4411
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1000 Silver Lake Road
| Fenton, MI 48430
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Tel: 810-629-9321
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209 E. Broad Street
| Linden, MI 48451
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Tel: 810-735-7833
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