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

Can NJ Funeral Homes Mandate Vaccines?
New Jersey funeral home employers can mandate an employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to continue employment at the funeral home, but narrow exemptions may apply to a limited group of staff and unforeseen consequences are possible. (Published August 27, 2021)

Third Dose of Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Now Recommended
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is necessary to maximize vaccine-induced protection and prolong effectiveness. (Published August 23, 2021)

Delta Variant Causes Spike in COVID-19 Cases in New Jersey; Masks Recommended
The delta variant of COVID-19 has caused a recent uptick in positive cases of the coronavirus in New Jersey and more deaths than had been reported a month ago, causing Governor Phil Murphy to recommend that both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks at indoor public gatherings where there might be increased risk of infection. (Published July 28, 2021)

The 2021 Convention and Expo is On!
The 2021 Funeral Directors Convention and Expo is on! The event, hosted by the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, is scheduled to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. (Published June 10, 2021)

New Jersey Funeral Directors Eligible for Third Pfizer Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

New Jersey Funeral Directors Eligible for Third Pfizer Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Funerals Become Places of Vaccine Advocacy in COVID-19 Hotspots

Funerals Become Places of Vaccine Advocacy in COVID-19 Hotspots

The Week in Funeral News, September 21, 2021

The Week in Funeral News, September 21, 2021

NJ Funeral Homes Awarded for Excellence in Service

NJ Funeral Homes Awarded for Excellence in Service

NJSFDA Past President Recognized for Service

NJSFDA Past President Recognized for Service

Timely Topics Presented at the 2021 Convention

Timely Topics Presented at the 2021 Convention

Published September 17, 2021

The Week in Funeral News, September 14, 2021

The Week in Funeral News, September 14, 2021

Published September 14, 2021

What to Know Before You Go to Convention

What to Know Before You Go to Convention

Published September 13, 2021

Fighting Suicide Through Awareness

Fighting Suicide Through Awareness

Published September 13, 2021

Preregistration Pricing for Convention Ends on September 14

Preregistration Pricing for Convention Ends on September 14

Published September 10, 2021

Two Disasters, Two Responses – How Funeral Directors Dealt with 9/11 and the Pandemic

Two Disasters, Two Responses – How Funeral Directors Dealt with 9/11 and the Pandemic

Published September 10, 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.

Relinquishing Right to Control

The only child of a woman who has died wishes to relinquish his right to control the funeral and appoint his cousin, with whom the mother was very close. The decedent was widowed, but the cousin’s father, the decedent’s brother, is...
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Ordering Additional Death Certificates for a Work First New Jersey Funeral

We had a decedent who qualified for and received a Work First New Jersey funeral. As part of the arrangements, death certificates were ordered and provided to the family. Our funeral home was reimbursed $2,246, the maximum allowed and the family...
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How Long Must Arrangement Records Be Kept?

How long are we required to retain the funeral files for decedents we have served? What records do we need to keep?
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