Southwest Utah Public Health Department 

Guidelines for Funerals

Updated April 1, 2020

The SWUPHD is providing the following guidance for funeral services based on Utah’s State Public Health Directives. Funeral homes should work with the family of the deceased to identify how to honor their loved one without a physical gathering for a funeral service until restrictions are lifted. This could include recording or live-streaming technology, or families could also be encouraged to plan a larger memorial service or celebration of life at a later date. A small graveside service could also include members of the deceased’s immediate family who live in the same household, a clergy member, and a funeral home staff.

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