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

NJ Prepares for Large-Scale Vaccinations, Mortuary Staff Included
As previously reported in the FORUM on October 6, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has designated funeral home personnel as among the first line of critical workers who will receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The New Jersey Department of Health has concurred and begun its initial planning. (Published November 21, 2020)

UPDATE: Newark Announces Stay-at-Home Order
Newark city residents have been asked to stay at home for 10 days beginning Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, December 4, 2020. Other cities in several counties are considering the same restrictions. (Published November 21, 2020)

Possible Delays in Determining Eligibility for Burials in Veterans Cemeteries
The National Cemetery Administration is warning funeral directors that there may be delays in obtaining military documents needed to determine burial eligibility in veterans cemeteries. (Published November 18, 2020)

Get Social and Share Important Information

Get Social and Share Important Information

Giving Tuesday During These Unprecedented Times

Giving Tuesday During These Unprecedented Times

Stay Vigilant This Holiday Season

Stay Vigilant This Holiday Season

Holidays

Holidays

Cemetery Board Meeting Report

Cemetery Board Meeting Report

The Week in Funeral News, November 24, 2020

The Week in Funeral News, November 24, 2020

Published November 24, 2020

Are Your Computers Safe from Cyber Crime?

Are Your Computers Safe from Cyber Crime?

Published November 24, 2020

Brooklyn, NY, Funeral Home Ordered Closed for Allowing Bodies to Decompose During Pandemic

Brooklyn, NY, Funeral Home Ordered Closed for Allowing Bodies to Decompose During Pandemic

Published November 24, 2020

Condolences

Condolences

Published November 23, 2020

UPDATE: Newark Announces Stay-at-Home Order

UPDATE: Newark Announces Stay-at-Home Order

Published November 21, 2020

NJ Prepares for Large-Scale Vaccinations, Mortuary Staff Included

NJ Prepares for Large-Scale Vaccinations, Mortuary Staff Included

Published November 21, 2020

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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.

Interns Quoting Prices

Is my funeral home’s intern allowed to quote funeral pricing information pertaining to a funeral arrangement or prearrangement?

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Irrevocable Exclusions

I understand that a New Jersey Department of Human Services policy states that individuals entering into irrevocable agreements cannot set aside their assets to cover the costs of particular goods and services that are deemed “for the...
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Disposition of Embryos

I was recently contacted by a woman who wants our funeral home to handle the burial of seven of her and her spouse’s unused embryos. How can our firm honor this request?

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