Updated Guidelines

By: William Spence
Saturday, November 28, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Wolfe and Secretary of Health Levine announced new mitigation efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania effective Friday, November 27, 2020.

"The new measures include revamped school safety attestation, targeted business and gathering restrictions, and a new enforcement plan that includes liability protection for businesses enforcing the Secretary of Health’s strengthened mask-wearing order." 

Although schools, businesses, and other public gatherings are impacted by these latest guidelines, religious gatherings continue to be exempt. “Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, and other places of congregate worship are specifically excluded from the limitations established in section 9 (Requirements for Events and Gatherings) of the Order during religious services. These institutions are strongly encouraged to enforce physical distancing and other mitigation measures at their gatherings.”

Spence Funeral Services believes that when a death occurs, it is helpful and healthful for those most deeply affected to be surrounded by others who offer love and support.  Within the limitations and guidelines of individual churches, we will continue to assist families in planning services that are safe, appropriate, and meaningful.  In addition to practicing sanitary practices, we encourage the wearing of masks and social distancing in order to do our part in keeping others safe.

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