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:
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