Michigan Tightens Time Frame for Handling Body After Death Amid Pandemic
This article details an emergency order issued by Director Robert Gordon of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services impacting hospitals, funeral homes, and families of the deceased and the amount of time they have for arrangements and the disposition of the body during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article discusses issues such as embalming, storage of bodies, and the accidental misplacement of the deceased. The article features spokesman Lynn Sutfin of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and CEO Audrey Gregory of the Detroit Medical Center health system.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Moran, Darcie, "Michigan Tightens Time Frame for Handling Body After Death Amid Pandemic" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy. 63.