The Minnesota Department of Health advises funeral homes to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Previously in light of Gov. Tim Waltz’s stay-at-home order that went into effect Friday, funeral services were told to postpone services. But in an update released Saturday, March 28th, funeral gatherings can be no more than 10 attendees in a space that allows for social distancing (six feet spacing between people). Individuals may leave home to attend funerals, whether at a place of worship, funeral home, burial site or similar location. Mortuary services including funeral homes, crematoriums and cemetery workers are considered essential workers, under the stay-at-home executive order.

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