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—Six Months Later
On March 21, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy shut down all non-essential businesses and effectively closed the state for business. Everything changed. (Published September 15, 2020)

NJ Death Rate May Have Returned to Normal
The monthly number of deaths in New Jersey has shrunk from an all-time high in April to well within historical norms, indicating progress in the state’s battle against the coronavirus that has taken the lives of more than 14,000 residents. (Published September 10, 2020)

Guidance Issued on Social Security Payroll Tax Deferrals
The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidelines to accompany an early August Presidential Memorandum issued by President Donald J. Trump that authorized the deferral of Social Security payroll taxes between September 1 and December 31, 2020. (Published September 3, 2020)

NJFSEC Recognizes 2020 Scholarship Recipients

NJFSEC Recognizes 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Honoring the NJSFDA Past Presidents

Honoring the NJSFDA Past Presidents

NJSFDA Releases Annual Report

NJSFDA Releases Annual Report

OSHA Issues NJ Fines for Improper Use of Respirators

OSHA Issues NJ Fines for Improper Use of Respirators

The Week in Funeral News, September 15, 2020

The Week in Funeral News, September 15, 2020

COVID-19—Six Months Later

COVID-19—Six Months Later

Published September 15, 2020

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Published September 14, 2020

NJ Death Rate May Have Returned to Normal

NJ Death Rate May Have Returned to Normal

Published September 10, 2020

New CBS Television Show Centered Around Funeral Home

New CBS Television Show Centered Around Funeral Home

Published September 9, 2020

NJSFDA Member Funeral Homes Awarded for Excellence in Service

NJSFDA Member Funeral Homes Awarded for Excellence in Service

Published September 9, 2020

EDRS and Internet Explorer

EDRS and Internet Explorer

Published September 8, 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.

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?

Read the answer

Grave Markers and Irrevocable Arrangements

Can a grave marker be included in an irrevocable prepaid funeral agreement for someone engaged in the SSI/Medicaid spend-down process?

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Temporary Use of a Mortuary: Notification

When temporarily renting another funeral home, whose responsibility is it to contact the State Board of Mortuary Science of New Jersey?
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