Yes, with restrictions. Gatherings are a significant contributor to the spread of COVID-19, requiring restrictions to allow for a balance between safety and beliefs, rituals, and traditions. Visitors will not be allowed, if the following guidelines cannot be followed:
- Funeral services or viewings are not allowed to take place off-site or in a private home.
- While direct burial or direct cremation with no persons in attendance is preferred, funeral services may take place by remote access through video streaming, cemetery graveside, or cemetery drive-through with as few people present as possible.
- No more than 10 persons including clergy and technical assistance shall be present for funeral services; no rotation of those 10 persons is allowed.
- Family shall disclose to clergy if decedent is COVID-19 positive.
- No ill persons shall be in attendance of funeral services or viewings.
- All persons must wear a face covering, except that cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing per CDC guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-facecoverings.html, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals.
- Mortuary visitation or viewing shall be no more than 30 minutes.
- Graveside visits shall be for no more than 15 minutes.