Area funeral homes grapple with COVID restrictions on size of gatherings
April 4, 2020
By CHARITY SMITH
IRONWOOD — With rules against gatherings of more than 10 people in one place to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the funeral industry has had to make some adjustments.
McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home in Ironwood and Cane Funeral Home in Ontonagon both recently purchased equipment which will allow for visitations and funeral services to be broadcast online.
“It’s a way for people to go ahead and do a celebration of life or some type of funeral service, while still maintaining social distancing,” said Andrew Smithson, manager of the McKevitt-P...