Exempt Outdoor Funerals & Burials from Covid-19 Gathering Restrictions

Exempt Outdoor Funerals & Burials from Covid-19 Gathering Restrictions

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Tim Stone started this petition to Governor Gavin Newsom and

Problem: Outside Funeral and Burial Gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer people due to Covid-19 extension restrictions.

Solution: I am petitioning to remove outside Funeral and Burial Gathering restrictions for California and Santa Clara County due to Covid-19 extension restrictions. I am advocating that Funeral Home and Cemeteries be allowed any number of guests to the ceremony as long as guests are 6 feet or more apart.

Narrative:  Today is Mother's Day. Yesterday, I was told that I am only allowed 10 people at my wife's burial.  My wife was a daughter, sister, mother of 3 sons and aunt to 32 niece and nephews. 

The 10 people include someone conducting the ceremony (priest, pastor, etc.) and the memorial coordinator (required by the cemetery) so the actual family members or friends allowed is 8 people.

My wife, Nicole Seay Stone (45), passed away from Lung Cancer on May 3, 2020. She was tested 3 times over the last 30 days for Covid-19 and all tests came back negative. She was a tremendous community advocate and volunteer through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Junior League of San Jose, St Francis HS, Sacred Heart,  Little League, and many other organizations throughout her life. She loved celebrations and we are very disappointed that laws now prohibit her family and friends from mourning her life and the many positive changes she made within her community.

How can Costco, Target, Walmart, etc. be allowed 10's and 100's of people in their store and an outside Funeral for a non-covid death with people standing 6 feet apart be allowed to have only 8 family members in attendance? 

Please help me change this issue for all families who have lost someone special in their life. No one should have to choose only 8 family members or friends to be at the burial of a loved one. 

Thank you,

The Stone Family

 

 

 

 

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