COVID-19 Member Resources

COVID-19 Member Resources

The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association is committed to providing our members with all the latest information and resources concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health response to it.

To that end, we are compiling a list of informative FORUM articles already published and helpful links to source documents and web pages where more details can be found. We will continue to update this compilation as more information becomes available.

IMPORTANT UPDATES

COVID-19 Deaths Top 30,000 in New Jersey
The number of confirmed and suspected deaths due to COVID-19 in New Jersey has topped 30,000 during the state’s worst month for positive cases during the pandemic that began in 2020. (Published February 4, 2022)

Temporary Refrigerated Morgues Open as COVID-19 Surges
The New Jersey Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner has opened up two temporary refrigerated storage facilities because of a surge in deaths from COVID-19. (Published January 18, 2022)

Murphy Reinstates Waiver Allowing Interns to Witness Dispositions
Interns will be allowed to witness disposition in New Jersey cemeteries and crematories without a licensed funeral director present for at least another 30 days, according to executive orders signed by Governor Phil Murphy on January 11, 2022. (Published January 12, 2022)

May Condolences

May Condolences

Some Things Are Just More Important

Some Things Are Just More Important

Funeral Industry Seeks to Aid Families in Uvalde, TX, School Shooting

Funeral Industry Seeks to Aid Families in Uvalde, TX, School Shooting

Celebrant Training by the Numbers

Celebrant Training by the Numbers

NJSFDA to Conduct Survey of Medical Examiner’s Offices

NJSFDA to Conduct Survey of Medical Examiner’s Offices

NJSFDA Office Closed for Memorial Day

NJSFDA Office Closed for Memorial Day

Published May 24, 2022

The Week in Funeral News, May 24, 2022

The Week in Funeral News, May 24, 2022

Published May 24, 2022

NJSFDA Past President Honored for Assisting Women in Funeral Service

NJSFDA Past President Honored for Assisting Women in Funeral Service

Published May 19, 2022

The NJSFDA is 120 Years Old … Or Is It?

The NJSFDA is 120 Years Old … Or Is It?

Published May 18, 2022

The Week in Funeral News, May 17, 2022

The Week in Funeral News, May 17, 2022

Published May 17, 2022

NJSFDA CEO to Meet with Acting AG

NJSFDA CEO to Meet with Acting AG

Published May 16, 2022

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Ask the Manager

The NJSFDA Manager of the Day program provides members with a resource for addressing and resolving problems that arise in the daily operations of their funeral homes. Here are some matters that were brought to the attention of the Manager of the Day in recent months.

Single-Use Plastic Bags

With New Jersey’s single-use plastic bag ban going into effect, will I still be able to purchase and use biohazard bags for disposing of waste material from my prep room?

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Spousal Disposition at Arneytown

I have a client whose wife is a military veteran eligible to be interred at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown. His wife wishes to be cremated and he wishes to be buried. If she dies first, what does...
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Is Inactivating My License Worth It?

I’m considering inactivating my license. What are the consequences of doing that?

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