COVID-19 Information


COVID-19 Information

GFDA closely monitors guidance and information regarding COVID-19. As this information is rapidly changing, you are welcome to bookmark this page and visit it often.  We also encourage you to visit each page included in this section of our website. 


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. 


GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Frequently Asked Questions - Feb. 25, 2021 - HERE
    • Considerations for Events and Gatherings - Feb. 18, 2021 - HERE
    • Workplaces and Businesses - Plan, Prepare, and Respond - Feb. 11, 2021 - HERE
    • Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators - Feb. 10, 2021 - HERE
    • Ventilation in Buildings - Feb. 09, 2021 - HERE
  • Georgia Department of Public Health 
    • Amended Administrative Order for Public Health Control Measures - Feb. 11, 2021 - HERE
  • Governor Brian Kemp
    • New Executive Orders - Details specific to funeral service may be found HERE 
      • Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on January 29, 2021, in response to COVID-19 - Feb. 26, 2021
      • Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19 - Feb. 26, 2021  
  • The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL)
    • Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval - Feb. 26, 2021 - HERE
    • NIOSH-Approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators - Feb. 23, 2021 - HERE

COVD-19 VACCINE
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
    • Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Allergies - Feb. 25, 2021 - HERE
    • What to Do if You Have an Allergic Reaction After Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine - Feb. 25, 2021 - HERE
    • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination - Feb. 25, 2021 - HERE
    • What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine - Feb. 23, 2021 - HERE
    • CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Recommendations - Feb. 19, 2021 - HERE
    • Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States - Feb. 15, 2021 - HERE
    • What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19 - Feb. 11, 2021 - HERE
    • Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines - Feb. 09, 2021 - HERE
    • COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Specific Groups - Feb. 4, 2021 - HERE
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    • FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine - Feb. 27, 2021 - HERE
Federal Trade Commission 
  • Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards - Feb. 5, 2021 - HERE



Press Conference 02/25/21

Press Conference on Vaccine Distribution

Posted by Governor Brian Kemp on Thursday, February 25, 2021

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:

  • With recent vaccine allocation updates the Biden administration has provided, there is confidence there will be a steady increase in Georgia’s allotment in the next several weeks.
  • Georgia’s current vaccine eligibility will be expanding on March 8, 2021.
  • To avoid confusion regarding phases Georgia will not be using Phase 1A+ or 1B criteria for new expanding criteria. To ensure it is simple and easy to understand the Department of Public Health will be listing those who is currently eligible with the expanding criteria.
  • The Department of Public Health will continue to work with providers to ensure their criteria are up to date and will be followed in the administration of the vaccine.
  • Georgia will continue to see more demand than vaccine supply. Appointments may continue to be hard to find and schedule.
  • Georgians were encouraged to be patient.


Visit the following links
for more information: 

  • HERE - Your Health from the CDC 
  • HERE - COVID-19 Testing in Georgia
  • HERE - COVID-19 Vaccines in Georgia

STATE RESOURCES

  • COVID-19: State Services in Georgia - HERE

  • COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses & Employers - Georgia Department of Economic Development - HERE
  • Support for Small Businesses - U.S. Small Business Administration - HERE 

FEDERAL RESOURCES

  • Coronavirus.gov - HERE
  • USA.gov/Coronavirus - HERE
  • CombatCOVID.hhs.gov - HERE
  • WhiteHouse.gov - HERE


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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. 

To become a member or learn more, visit Membership or contact the GFDA office. 

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