Division of Cemeteries--Funerals??

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The Governor's Executive Orders 202.6 and 202.8 provide that all businesses and not-for-profit entities in the state must use, to the maximum extent possible, any telecommuting or work from home procedures.  Further, each employer shall reduce the in-person workforce at any work locations by 100% as of March 22, 2020, at 8 PM. However, this restriction does not apply to essential businesses or entities providing essential services or functions.  Pursuant to Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) guidance, essential services include "funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries." 

Accordingly, funeral homes and cemeteries may continue to operate and hold services.  However, they should postpone services when possible.  If services must be held, funeral homes and cemeteries should limit the size of any services or gatherings to as few participants as possible (e.g. immediate family).  Further, funeral homes and cemeteries should discourage any potential out-of-town participants and maximize social distancing among in-person attendees (e.g. holding socially distanced services outside or limiting indoor capacity).


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