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 in 2021 Surpass 2020
The number of COVID-19 deaths in 2021 has surpassed the total for 2020, according to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Published November 24, 2021)

NJ Monthly Death Rate Rises Slightly in the Fall
The monthly count of deaths in New Jersey increased slightly in the fall of 2021 as COVID-19 cases began to rise after a sharp drop during the summer. (Published November 17, 2021)

Financial Impact of New Jersey’s Funeral Restrictions in the Millions, Analysis Shows
New Jersey’s COVID-19 funeral restrictions in the spring of 2020 had a devastating financial impact on the state’s funeral homes, according to an analysis of data conducted by New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association CEO and Executive Director George R. Kelder Jr., CFSP. (Published Published November 4, 2021)

Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized public health officials to administer booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to some residents who completed their initial course of shots. (Published October 21, 2021)

Prison Inmates in Michigan Now Have Option to Attend Funeral Services Virtually

Prison Inmates in Michigan Now Have Option to Attend Funeral Services Virtually

More Than $60 Million in COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursements Paid in NJ

More Than $60 Million in COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursements Paid in NJ

Thirty-Plus Days

Thirty-Plus Days

Turning the Page

Turning the Page

Protect Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter

Protect Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter

The Week in Funeral News, November 30, 2021

The Week in Funeral News, November 30, 2021

Published November 30, 2021

On Giving Tuesday, Help the NJFSEC with Education, Advocacy

On Giving Tuesday, Help the NJFSEC with Education, Advocacy

Published November 29, 2021

COVID-19 Deaths in 2021 Surpass 2020

COVID-19 Deaths in 2021 Surpass 2020

Published November 24, 2021

November Condolences

November Condolences

Published November 23, 2021

The Week in Funeral News, November 23, 2021

The Week in Funeral News, November 23, 2021

Published November 23, 2021

Fraudulent Email Concerning NJSFDA Mailing List is Making the Rounds

Fraudulent Email Concerning NJSFDA Mailing List is Making the Rounds

Published November 22, 2021

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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.

When Are Disinterment Permits Needed?

A family is seeking to move a body from one grave to another within the same cemetery. Do they need a disinterment permit?

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Personal Needs Accounts and Medicaid Funerals

A decedent in our care was on Medicaid and appears to be eligible for a Work First New Jersey funeral. However, he was in a nursing home and had a small amount of money in a personal needs account. Can our funeral home receive those funds? Does...
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Maintaining OSHA Training Records

I have a stack of Occupational Health and Safety Administration bloodborne pathogen training manuals on a shelf in my office. What is the requirement for retention of these materials?

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