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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.

November 18, 2020 Update

This afternoon, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ("DHHS") Director Robert Gordon issued a new Emergency Order revising gathering limitations statewide.

Effective immediately, indoor gatherings for funerals are limited to 25 people.

Outdoor venues are limited to 25 people.

For all gatherings face masks are required subject to the following exceptions.

    • Are younger than 5 years old, outside of child-care organizations setting (which are subject to requirements set out in section 6(e);
    • Cannot medically tolerate a face mask;
    • Are eating or drinking while seated at a food service establishment;
    • Are asked to temporarily remove a face mask for identification purposes;
    • Are communicating with someone who is deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing and whose 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, and where wearing a face mask would seriously interfere in the performance of their public safety responsibilities;
    • Are engaging in a religious service; or
    • Are giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience, provided that the audience is at least six feet aways from the speaker.

Consistent with earlier orders, neither a place of religious worship nor an individual attending religious worship at a place of religious worship, are subject to penalty under this order.

Violations are deemed misdemeanors punishable imprisonment for not more than six months, or a fine of $200, or both, as well as a civil fine of $1,000 for each violation or day the violation continues.

As noted above, this order is effective immediately.

Linked below is a fact sheet on this order, as well as a copy of the order itself.

November 15th Order,9753,7-406-98178_98455-543708--,00.html

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:


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6063 Fenton Road
| Grand Blanc, MI 48507
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8138 Miller Road
| Swartz Creek, MI 48473
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1000 Silver Lake Road
| Fenton, MI 48430
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209 E. Broad Street
| Linden, MI 48451
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