Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

GFDA continues to monitor CDC, federal and state agencies for updates.
We encourage you to review this information and share it with your staff so your
funeral home may continue to safely serve your families and community. 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Visit their COVID-19 page on their website - HERE

  • Infection Control - Postmortem Guidance - HERE


Georgia Department of Public Health

Visit their COVID-19 page on their website - HERE

  • COVID-19 Funeral and Mortuary Science Guidance - HERE


Georgia State Office of Vital Records

Visit their website HERE

Guidance from the State Registrar - COVID-19 Death Certificate Amendments
 - August 25, 2021 

  • To amend a death certificate to add “COVID-19” the certifying physician, medical examiner, or coroner must submit a written request detailing the changes needed, along with at least one piece of evidence from an official source, such as a positive lab test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), or a medical record clearly stating the diagnosis of COVID-19. 
    • All requests should be e-mailed to dph-vrdeath.correction@dph.ga.gov along with the scanned documentation. 
    • If e-mail is not an option, the request can be mailed to the State Office of Vital Records at this address:
      State Office of Vital Records, 1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30349
  • NOTE: This requirement to submit medical evidence does not apply if fixing a simple spelling mistake, like “COIVD-19” to “COVID-19” or when updating a pending death certificate that did not previously have a cause of death.


STATE RESOURCES

  • Governor Brian Kemp - HERE
  • COVID-19: State Services in Georgia - HERE

  • Georgia’s Statewide Executive Order: Guidelines for Businesses - HERE


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) - HERE
  • CombatCOVID.hhs.gov - HERE
  • Coronavirus.gov - HERE
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - HERE
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - HERE
  • Federal Trade Commission - HERE
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - HERE
  • National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) - HERE
    • U.S. Food and Drug Administration - HERE
    • U.S. Small Business Administration - HERE
    • USA.gov/Coronavirus - HERE
    • WhiteHouse.gov - HERE
    • World Health Organization (WHO) - HERE

    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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