National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)

National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)

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Visit Situation Update: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for information including the following and more.  


Breaking News from NFDA

  • VA Resumes Committal and Burial Services Halted During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • PPP Forgiveness Application and Instructions
  • NFDA Offers Free Masks
  • Legislative Alert: HEROES Act Update
  • Ask Congress to Include Funeral Service the HEROES Fund
  • Peters, Bustos, Kinzinger Lead Bipartisan Push to Include Funeral Benefits Increase for Veterans in Next Coronavirus Relief Package
  • New Bill Would Offer Student Loan Relief for Essential Workers Including “Mortuary Services”
  • Scientists Walk Back Comments on Transmission of COVID-19 from a Dead Body
  • Funeral Service Foundation and NFDA Team up to Offer Free Resource for Families Grieving a Death During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Singing Your Praises
  • NFDA Calls Up More Volunteers to Care for Pandemic Victims
  • Funeral Directors Are Exempt Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • CDC Guidance on Death Certificates
  • Urgent Warning on KN95 Masks
  • funeralOne Offering Free, Reusable Face Shields
  • NFDA Asks Congress to Include Last Responders in Stimulus Relief
  • NFDA Calls Up First Volunteers For COVID-19 Funeral Home Relief Efforts
  • CDC Recommends the Use of Cloth Face Masks
  • NFDA Calls For Volunteers To Work In COVID-19 Hot Spots
  • NFDA and the Funeral Service Foundation Announce Lead Contributions Totaling $250,000 to Foundation’s COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund
  • Update: COVID-19 & Embalming – CDC Stands By its Recommendations
  • Beware of Scammers - Information from the FTC
  • Embalming & COVID-19
  • NFDA Announces New Guidelines for Funerals During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Letter Verifying Critical Infrastructure Worker Status
  • Funeral Service Foundation Launches COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund
  • Availability of PPE Continues to be NFDA's Top Priority
  • Five Ways You Can Communicate With Families About COVID-19 Today
  • Funeral Service Asks President and Congress to Designate the Funeral Professionals as Critical Infrastructure Workers


Must-Have Documents

  • Download COVID-19 Supply Vendor List
  • The Complete Legal Packet for Streaming or Posting Recorded Funeral Services
  • Letter Verifying Critical Infrastructure Worker Status
  • Directions to Hold Embalmed Remains for Future Funeral Service
  • News Release Template for Your Funeral Home
  • Best Practices Sign for the Public During a Funeral or Visitation
  • New! Authorization to Conduct Identification by Photograph Due to COVID-19 Concerns
  • New! Authorization for Viewing of Unembalmed Remains of a COVID-19 Case
  • New! COVID-19 Liability of Risk Notice


Essential Guidance

The CDC Coronavirus Guidance for Funeral Directors has been broken out into different sections for easier navigation. Please use the links below or the side menu on the left to navigate to the section you need to access. Information will be updated on these pages as soon as it is available.

  • Download COVID-19 Supply Vendor List
  • Communicating with the Public
  • Transfers and Arrangements
  • Technical Information
  • Availability of PPE
  • Cremation and Burial
  • Visitations and Funerals
  • Deaths Overseas and Ship Outs
  • Funeral Professionals Who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
  • Funeral Home Owners
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Practical Guidance Webinars

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