Indiana Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 4/8/2020
Today’s update includes information on:
- guidelines regarding funeral homes and funeral directors
- The Indiana State Department of Health has released guidance for funeral homes and directors related to COVID-19 issues. While funeral homes may operate as an essential business and funerals can be held, there are specific guidelines to follow. For example, individuals may leave home to attend a funeral, but the gathering may be no larger than 10 people at one time and people must maintain six feet of distance even during the funeral. The guidelines further encourage both directors and visitors to utilize remote attendance, if possible, and follow proper hygiene protocols when attending. The guidelines also state that individual counties may limit funerals to a specific number under 10 people in attendance at one time, and it is the decision of the funeral home on how they rotate or otherwise allow only 10 visitors at once.