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)

Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots Approved

Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots Approved

Condolences

Condolences

Vandals Damage Dover, NJ, Cemetery; Funds Sought for Repairs

Vandals Damage Dover, NJ, Cemetery; Funds Sought for Repairs

Condolences

Condolences

Condolences

Condolences

Northeast Partnership Leaders Appointed to New NFDA Committee

Northeast Partnership Leaders Appointed to New NFDA Committee

Published October 19, 2021

The Week in Funeral News, October 19, 2021

The Week in Funeral News, October 19, 2021

Published October 19, 2021

Mortuary Board • October 2021

Mortuary Board • October 2021

Published October 19, 2021

NJSFDA Survey Participant Gift Card Winners Announced

NJSFDA Survey Participant Gift Card Winners Announced

Published October 14, 2021

"Funeral Home" Vaccination Ad Creates a Stir

"Funeral Home" Vaccination Ad Creates a Stir

Published October 13, 2021

Condolences

Condolences

Published October 12, 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.

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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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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