March 23 update: Today Governor Whitmer's office has designated critical infrastructure workers in her executive order. Funeral home employees are all designated critical infrastructure employees.
Also clarified: Attending a funeral service or memorial service is considered an "ESSENTIAL ACTIVITY". This is an exception to the "Stay at Home" order (E.O. 2020-21). Current limitation of 50 attendees or less has not changed.
COVID-19 response update:
Effective 9:00am Tuesday, March 17: By Executive Order of Governor Gretchen Whitmer to Protect Public Health and Saftey, all events or assemblages over 50 people in shared indoor spaces are prohibited until April 5, 2020. In addition, the White House has advised avoiding groups of more than 10 people.
All of us here at Langeland-Sterenberg & Yntema Funeral Homes are committed to doing our part to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus on our community, our families and the families we serve. You can be assured that we are redoubling our sanitizing efforts and are following all guidance from the CDC and local health officials. While this may impact available service choices and arrangement options, we will continue to provide the personalized and meaningful services you expect.
Please stay home if you are ill, wash your hands regularly, avoid groups and practice social distancing.
As always, feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have.