Funeral services again limited to 25 people

by | Jul 16, 2020 | COVID-19, Death Care

Effective today, Thursday, July 16, indoor funeral services in Pennsylvania are subject to a 25-person limit and outdoor burial services are limited to 250 people.

Citing an “unsettling climb in new COVID-19 cases,” Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed new orders implementing “targeted mitigation efforts.”  

Those measures include:

  • Indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 persons are prohibited.
  • Outdoor events and gatherings of more than 250 persons are prohibited.
  • A discrete indoor private catered event is limited to 25 persons.

These limits includes staff members and will remain in effect until further notice.  

The Governor’s order can be found here. The Secretary’s order can be found here.  

Businesses continue to be subject to the mask, cleaning, exposure response, and other requirements of the Secretary of Health’s April 5 building safety order and April 15 worker and customer safety order.   

Saxton & Stump attorney Jason Benion is available to assist death care professionals with these and other questions regarding operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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