HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT'S NEW
For additional guidance and information, visit the pages listed to the right.
COVID-19 VACCINE ACCESS FOR FUNERAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS
GFDA has advocated for funeral service throughout the pandemic. We have worked closely with National Funeral Directors Association at the national level and with Georgia agencies to ensure funeral service professionals have been considered in COVID-19 guidance. Before the COVID-19 vaccines Emergency Use Authorizations were given, our work has continued for your vaccine eligibility. After months of work on your behalf, we have great news!
GFDA has confirmed with the Georgia Department of Public Health, as of 2-25-21, funeral home workers that come into direct contact with decedents are NOW INCLUDED in the Healthcare workers category. DPH is working to ensure all vaccinators are updated on this eligibility. Funeral home workers can make their vaccine appointment today and should choose the healthcare worker option when scheduling.
Visit HERE for COVID19 vaccination information and NEW registration links.
View the latest COVID-19 press conference with Governor Kemp, Commissioner Toomey and Director Stallings on February 25, 2021.
In this press conference, it was reported:
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GFDA Webinar - Monday, March 30, 2020
COVID-19 and Funeral Service
Our discussion included
GFDA received questions prior to and during the webinar, these were answered by our panelists and Dr. Kraft replied to many directly in the comments portion of the video.
Thank You to our Webinar Panelists
Dr. Colleen Kraft
Medical Director of Microbiology, Emory Medical Laboratories
COVID-19 Task Force
Patrick L. Bailey
Director of the Medical
DeKalb County, GA
GFDA President & NFDA Policy Board Member
Cy Hume, CFSP
A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Taxation
December 8, 2020
Your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers will be interested in guidance released by the Treasury Department and the IRS clarifying the tax treatment of expenses where a PPP loan has or has not been forgiven by the end of the year the loan was received. The IRS Revenue Ruling resulted in three key takeaways:
Above is where the IRS stands even though this may not have been congressional intent. We aren’t hearing about any movement in Congress to pass legislation dealing with PPP or other pandemic related issues, so it looks like it will be next year; As a result, options are as follows:
GFDA is pleased to provide everyone in the funeral service profession with the information and resources that are critical to their business during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve found the complimentary information useful, consider how GFDA’s exclusive member benefits could be beneficial to your business year-round.